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 10th August: Not-so-silly season for local government

August 10, 2018

As Parliament grinds to a halt, we reflect on the situation in local government left by the vacuum of policy strategy on social care and…

LocalGov Reads

August 10, 2018

It’s August and the traditional time of things slowing down a little bit in local government.  Many councillors and officers take a bit of time…

Groundhog day for civil society

August 9, 2018

With limited fanfare, DCMS today launched the government’s latest civil society strategy proudly described as the first new such strategy in 15 years. Key features…

Briefings

Housing and planning round-up August 2018

August 14, 2018

Our monthly housing and planning round up includes government announcements, latest housing and planning news, major reports and ongoing consultation documents. This month’s ‘big issue’ is supported housing.

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Publications

Local Finance Taskforce – Finance Scorecard

July 23, 2018

Business Rate Retention and the Fairer Funding Review are important steps towards reforming local government finance; but we believe that to achieve a sustainable system we need a much broader and more radical conversation post 2020. This scorecard is intended to kick start that conversation. In it we outline the…

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Events