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 16th November: What do parking fines, fake news & Star Wars have in common?

November 16, 2018

Answer: They all tell a story about public trust, our pet topic for 2018! This week we look at our Daily News stories and recent…

Local government finance – the Core Cities’ perspective

November 15, 2018

In October, LGiU hosted a roundtable event at Nottingham City Council in conjunction with Core Cities. The roundtable was attended by Chief Finance Officers and…

Regeneration and engagement: a call for case studies

November 15, 2018

The UK faces a housing crisis and one of the ways that some councils are increasing the number of homes is through estate regeneration. This…

Briefings

Joint inspectorate report: Growing up neglected

November 16, 2018

The needs of neglected adolescents in the care system can be overlooked. Ofsted with the Care Quality Commission and the police and prison inspectorates have reviewed local practice for supporting older children finding the need for coordinated support for this often forgotten group.

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Publications

Brexit and local government – the story so far

October 26, 2018

This new long read looks at the brexit issues of most relevance to local government – it focuses on four critical ones: how has local government been involved; European funding; the future public sector workforce; and devolution and subsidiarity.

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Events