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

A Week in the Life of a Lead Member: Nancy Maxwell of South Tyneside Council

February 20, 2019

There is never a dull moment as a Lead Member. Councillor Nancy Maxwell, Lead Member for Area Management and Community Safety at South Tyneside Council shares with us…

Finding Sustainable Accommodation

February 19, 2019

Last week we held the third meeting of the Local Government Homelessness Commission at the LGiU office. The focus for this discussion was how councils…

LGiU Fortnightly 15th February: Fixing council funding

February 15, 2019

Councils are facing unprecedented financial pressure and core services are creaking. How did we get here and what needs to happen? In this week’s bumper…

Briefings

Tackling disadvantage in the early years – Commons Education Committee

February 21, 2019

The report finds that despite the government's efforts to improve early years education, there is lack of direction in the approach. Reform of the 30 hours free childcare offer is sought to help disadvantaged children as part of a strategy to join up early years services and build on the…

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Publications

LGiU MJ State of Local Government Finance Survey 2019

February 13, 2019

LGiU and The MJ have run the State of Local Government Finance Survey every January since 2012 to coincide with councils setting their annual budgets. The results give a snapshot of the key pressures facing councils and the impact of ongoing financial uncertainty on their communities.

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Events