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 16th March: Preparing for new homelessness duties

March 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…

A seat at the table but where’s the table?

March 15, 2018

Why is local government being virtually excluded from the brexit negotiations, wonders Janet Sillett, when it is the perfect opportunity press ahead with meaningful decentralisation…

75% or 100% or does it matter? The business rate retention conundrum

March 14, 2018

Around two thirds of England is not covered by a 100% Business Rate Retention pilot, writes Jennifer Glover meaning that councils in these areas still…


Asset enabled transformation

March 21, 2018

Next to the cost of staff, property and land assets are often the biggest costs borne by councils. Recognising that assets can actively contribute to addressing the challenges faced by councils, such as continued austerity, is the fundamental first step in harnessing their power as catalysts for transformation.

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