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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Viewpoint: Whose round is it this time? Local Authorities and social investment

December 13, 2017

Power to Change and Social Finance are jointly publishing a report on how local authorities can provide financial support for community businesses – and they want to hear…

Beyond business rates?

December 11, 2017

With a national roll out of 100 per cent business rates retention unlikely in the next few years, David Phillips from the Institute for Fiscal…

“Keep up the good work!”: LGiU’s Annual User Survey 2017

December 8, 2017

Every year at LGiU, we ask subscribers at our member councils (now over 20,000 people) what they think of us and what we do. This…


National Audit Office Report on Air Quality

December 13, 2017

The NAO’s report on air quality is to support the work of a joint inquiry by the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Environmental Audit, Health, and Transport Committees. Air quality is a cross‑government responsibility, in which local authorities have a crucial role.

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Reviving localism: three challenges

December 13, 2017

In January 2017, the LGiU committed to exploring three core policy questions over the course of the year: Finance: How should local government be funded? Democracy: How can we strengthen local democracy? Services: How do we design public services that are fit for the future? This series of essays draws…

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