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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LGiU Fortnightly 15th February: Fixing council funding

February 15, 2019

Councils are facing unprecedented financial pressure and core services are creaking. How did we get here and what needs to happen? In this week’s bumper…

Viewpoint: Surely we can handle conflict better? Part two

February 14, 2019

In a second blog on handling conflict Perry Walker looks at how we might do things differently. 

Viewpoint: A long-term plan for the NHS: now we need a vision for health, care and wellbeing – Part 2

February 6, 2019

Christine Heron has been examining the implications of the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP). In this second blog she looks at health, wellbeing and prevention. Since…


Swift read: Rough sleeping

February 18, 2019

Officially there are 4,677 people sleeping rough in England - marginally fewer than a year ago but still close to three times as many as in 2010. We set out here the latest statistics.

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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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