Our ideas

What do we want our communities to look like? How will public services meet people’s needs now and in the future? Our eyes are on the horizon but our ideas and our work are firmly rooted in our communities, councils, workplaces, schools and homes.

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Our members

We are a membership organisation, providing information, research and other services to over 200 councils, trade unions, universities and other organisations. Here you can access our services or find out more about membership.

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Our work

From housing to social care; from education to local economic growth; from supporting councillors and promoting local democracy to delivering inhouse training – the scope of the LGiU’s work is as broad as the remit of a local authority.

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Latest

Policy Developments and Responses to Homelessness in Ireland

March 21, 2019

Like the UK, Ireland has a homelessness crisis. The approach of the Irish government to dealing with the crisis has been markedly different to the…

LGiU Fortnightly 15th March: Local elections ‘as fun as Fortnite’?

March 15, 2019

Three quarters of English councils have elections in May – so what better time to give the tyres of our local democracy a kick? From…

Getting excited about better elections

March 15, 2019

It’s that time of year again! Our friends at Democracy Club are getting excited about local elections taking place for thousands of councillor positions across…

Briefings

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Publications

LGiU MJ State of Local Government Finance Survey 2019

February 13, 2019

LGiU and The MJ have run the State of Local Government Finance Survey every January since 2012 to coincide with councils setting their annual budgets. The results give a snapshot of the key pressures facing councils and the impact of ongoing financial uncertainty on their communities.

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Events