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 14th December: It won’t be lonely this Christmas

December 14, 2018

With Christmas just around the corner, we break from our own accidental tradition of reporting gloomy local government news and bring you some festive cheer…

Brexit: identity, trust and governing the UK

December 5, 2018

Brexit has raised a whole series of wicked issues – and been a proxy for some others. When Brexit is settled – if Brexit will…

Viewpoint: By marking Holocaust Memorial Day, councils can challenge hate and unite communities

December 3, 2018

Following Janet Sillett's recent reflections on her visit to Auschwitz, Claudia Hyde from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust offers some pointers to councils wanting to…


DfE: Schools causing concern: November 2018

December 14, 2018

The DfE has updated the guidance on Schools Causing Concern to take account of changes announced in May by the Secretary of State: the designation of a local authority maintained school as coasting will not lead to an Academy Order but to additional support being offered is part of several…

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Making outcomes based commissioning a reality

December 7, 2018

This paper explores some of the issues around why achieving outcomes based commissioning has been so slow, explains how technology can help and sets out new models of payment that can increase trust, reduce costs and improve quality.

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