About LGiU

LGiU is the largest independent local authority membership organisation in the country. We provide unrivalled practical support to our member councils and an uncompromising advocacy for local government and services that are designed and delivered in the communities that need them.

We are a not-for-profit membership organisation and think tank. We work for local authorities and with local authorities helping them to serve their citizens more effectively. We provide the information and support that officers and councillors need everyday. We work with our members to turn the best new innovative ideas into the real solutions needed to provide sustainable services in the future.

As the only truly independent local government body we are an influential voice for the sector in the media and on the national stage. Unhampered by political allegiance or factions our only agenda is local communities, local services, local government. We are a critical friend to the sector and an unwavering champion of localism.


LGiU supports our busy member councils with timely and challenging information and advice. We are an extension of your team with over 30 experts on call.

LGiU membership

First and foremost we are a membership organisation. We have a wide network of councils who we support with comprehensive and timely information, are involved in our innovative research and projects programme and value our independent campaigning voice for local government.


We are governed by our members through our Management Assembly and Board. Our members set our priorities and guide our work programme.