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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Not Westminster 2018 – we are generation D

January 18, 2018

Notwestminster, the annual event for local democracy enthusiasts, is back for its fourth incarnation, “We are Generation D”, on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th February…

LGiU’s 2018 policy programme

January 16, 2018

We will be delivering three major local authority-led projects in 2018 that will provide a voice for the sector and move the dial on some…

Six things the social care green paper must address

January 4, 2018

It’s a New Year and our still sort of new government is still promising to address the social care crisis with a green paper that…


Swift Read: Getting ready for GDPR

January 22, 2018

What steps do councils need to consider taking in advance of the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018? This swift read builds on the LGIU policy briefing Data Protection: step change or revolution published in September 2017

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Reviving localism: three challenges

December 13, 2017

In January 2017, the LGiU committed to exploring three core policy questions over the course of the year: Finance: How should local government be funded? Democracy: How can we strengthen local democracy? Services: How do we design public services that are fit for the future? This series of essays draws…

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