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

LGiU Fortnightly 21st September: Trust in (local) politics

September 21, 2018

What does it mean to ‘trust’ political institutions? And how can local government play its part in raising the level of political discourse? As part…

Bridging the gap

September 19, 2018

We have, believes Jonathan Carr-West, an increasingly accurate and compelling vision for how our civic futures could look. But how do we bridge the gap…

Integrity, openness and fairness in building public trust

September 14, 2018

“The language of politics has been debased. It is cruel, filled with insult, sneer and personal animosities as a result of the confusion that reigns.…

Briefings

Apprenticeships – what’s happening

September 21, 2018

The Government’s apprenticeships reforms aim to set new standards, involve employers more, increase and widen participation, and ensure sustainable employment. This briefing looks at the Government’s assessment of its programme.

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Publications

Cities on the rise: actions for local government

August 23, 2018

Opportunities abound for many smaller cities but those on the rise also face a myriad of challenges. Hannah Muirhead found much food for thought at a recent Academy of Urbanism conference in Cork.

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Events