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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Do you know the community businesses on your doorstep?

April 18, 2018

Charlotte Cassedanne from Power To Change explains how to get involved in Community Business Weekend this May.

LGiU Fortnightly 13th April: Data, data, everywhere?

April 13, 2018

LGiU Fortnightly is our new podcast, bringing you the latest news from the world of local government. We update you on the key events from the…

Viewpoint: How long can councils sustain the financial juggling act?

April 11, 2018

Cameron Paton, senior analyst at the National Audit Office, provides his insight into the NAO’s recently published report Financial sustainability of local authorities 2018 and…



Local Government reorganisation and devolution update

April 23, 2018

The briefing provides an overviews of recent local government reorganisation and devolution developments in England. It considers the state of play in these two policy areas, and how local authorities and partners might wish to proceed going forward.

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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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