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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Homeless Reduction Act – Making it stick

May 23, 2018

The Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) has been in force since the beginning of April. At LGiU we are launching a commission, led by local government,…

You can’t spell love without local government

May 18, 2018

This weekend the wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle takes place in Windsor.  LGiU wishes the couple every happiness in their new life together. …

LGiU Fortnightly 11th May: All change! Post-elections and new SoS

May 11, 2018

All change! With the elections over, an influx of new councillors will be getting to grips with their new role…as will our new Secretary of…


Essential Guide to Communications

May 23, 2018

It has never been easier to communicate but it is also increasingly difficult to compete for attention. Councils have to get messages across compellingly in this new world of digital media. Our essential guide provides support for anyone working in local government who may have contact with the media .

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Local Elections 2018: Ones to watch

March 29, 2018

This is our guide to where the action is in the local elections. Which councils are too close to call? Whereabouts in the country does political control hang in the balance? Which are the authorities where gaining or losing a seat could make or break a party's fortunes?

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