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

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…

LGiU Fortnightly 30th November: Brexit and Local Government

November 30, 2018

LGiU has been covering the Brexit negotiations from a local government perspective for the last two years – as the finish line approaches, what have…

Briefings

Going to town – putting towns on the policy map

December 10, 2018

There has been less focus on towns as ‘engines of growth’ for the national economy, yet millions of people live, work, shop and socialise in towns. This briefing provides an overview of research and approaches used by governments to support towns in the UK and Ireland.

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Publications

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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Events