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

But you only work one day a year…

April 23, 2019

Peter Stanyon is the Chief Executive of the Association of Electoral Administrators and a former electoral administrator. He highlights the additional frustrations of running two…

Through the local elections maze

April 18, 2019

LGiU's Alice Buszard has been gathering information about all the local elections taking place in England this year - and as she recounts here, it…

Groundhog Day delay

April 17, 2019

On again, off again - what does the delay (possibly) until Halloween mean for the Brexit fright fest, asks Janet Sillett.

Briefings

Off-rolling pupils – EPI research and the local authority response

April 24, 2019

The unexplained disappearance (off-rolling) of approximately 50,000 a pupils from years 10 and 11 is a significant issue given that such children are known to have reduced life chances. This briefing looks at the methodology of the Education Policy Institute in calculating the number of off-rolled pupils. The local authority…

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Publications

Ones to watch 2019: local elections

April 4, 2019

On 2 May, voters will go to the polls to choose over 8,300 councillors in 248 English local authorities. On the same day voters will also elect councillors to the eleven local authorities in Northern Ireland. While it is inevitable that for many these elections will be view through the…

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Events