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: Artificial intelligence and local government

February 21, 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) can potentially deliver benefits to local government in these challenging times, says Philipa Bradley of Oracle.

LGiU Fortnightly Episode 1: Finance Special

February 16, 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…

State of Local Government Finance Survey 2018

February 8, 2018

The annual State of Local Government Finance Survey gives a snapshot of the pressures facing councils. Every year we ask the most senior figures in…


Brexit, the creative industries, tourism and the digital single market

February 22, 2018

Tourism and the creative and digital sectors are a sizeable portion of the UK economy. In January the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee published a report on the potential impact of brexit on the creative industries, tourism and the digital single market.

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