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

Oxford’s citzens’ assembly on climate change

August 16, 2019

Councillor Susan Brown, Leader of Oxford City Council, spoke to LGiU’s Ingrid Koehler recently for the LGiU Fortnightly episode on climate emergency in local government.…

LGiU Fortnightly 16th August – Climate emergency in local government

August 16, 2019

With councils across the country declaring climate emergencies, we ask a couple of them what this really means for the way they work. Cllr Kevin…

Show us some LocalGov love selfie style

August 15, 2019

It’s #CityHallSelfie day in the USA. Our friends at ELGL – Engaging Local Government Leaders – run an annual event celebrating local government love. Celebrated…

Briefings

Brexit Update August 2019

August 14, 2019

What has the new regime in number 10 meant for local government in relation to brexit planning and how are councils meant to prepare for a possible no deal brexit? We consider some of the possible economic and constitutional implications and challenges facing councils – both immediate and more long-term.

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Publications

Local Finance Taskforce: A roadmap to a sustainable future

July 15, 2019

The LGiU's Local Finance Taskforce ran through 2018 /19 to expand the conversation and widen the thinking about what is needed to achieve a well-functioning council funding system. This report and the recommendations it contains are the result of that wide-ranging discussion.

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Events