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 18th January: 2019, the year of the council (or maybe just Brexit)

January 18, 2019

What does 2019 hold for local government? Is this the year councils finally get the clarity they desperately need on social care and funding? Although…

Charting our own course

January 17, 2019

2019 was supposed to be the year that we start to get some visibility on the way forward on some of our most intractable challenges…

Listen in to local government

January 8, 2019

LGiU Fortnightly is almost a year old, we’ve enjoyed delivering the podcast but we want to make sure that we’re delivering something that our members…

Briefings

Off-rolling in English schools

January 18, 2019

There is growing interest in ‘off-rolling’, the removal of pupils from school rolls during the latter years of compulsory school education, possibly in order to enhance a school’s league table position. This briefing looks at recent research into this phenomenon.

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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