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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Viewpoint: Crisis comms – lessons from Greater Manchester Police

July 19, 2018

Amanda Coleman, head of corporate communications at Greater Manchester Police, recently presented a webinar for Vuelio on Crisis Comms, Lessons from Greater Manchester Police. She discussed the…

Local Government APPG Summer Reception 2018 – it’s all about the money

July 18, 2018

On Monday 16th July, the Local Government APPG hosted their annual summer reception to celebrate the good work of local government and the APPG's role…

Local Government APPG meeting on Homelessness with Nigel Adams MP

July 16, 2018

On Monday 9th July, the Local Government APPG hosted a meeting in Parliament to discuss homelessness and were joined by Nigel Adams MP, the Parliamentary…


School Performance and Accountability Update: Recent Research

July 20, 2018

Recent research publications on school performance from non-governmental bodies have implications for the school accountability system and the future role of local government in school improvement including support for the increasing number of academies in difficulties. This briefing looks at the publications.

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