LGiU membership

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.

Information – comprehensive daily briefings for councillors, officers and leadership teams

Innovation – working with our members to turn the best new ideas into real solutions

Influence – we are a fearless, independent voice for the sector

So what do LGiU members get?


Policy briefings –  the local government policy landscape is vast and changing – once a month or occasional briefings don’t begin to cover it. We produce more than 300 policy briefings a year – bringing clarity and focus to complex policy areas. Any councillor or officer in a member organisation can receive the briefings they want direct to their inbox. Browse our briefings by category to see the subjects we cover

Daily News – a professional summary of local government news in your inbox at 6am every morning, 7 days a week.

Essential guides  our Essential guides provide extended, indepth coverage of selected subjects.

This week  a Friday briefing of recent LGiU briefings, blogs, publications, upcoming events from the LGiU and others.

Learning and development – members receive a significant discount on our extensive programme of seminars and tailored inhouse training sessions which support councillors and officers alike with core skills and a range of policy focused learning.  Find out more.

Expert advice a phone call away  – we are an extension of your policy team with over 30 experts on call.


Real solutions to real challenges – we work with our members to turn the best new ideas into practice, such as our Co Care app built to enable real outcomes based commissioning in social care.

Sector-specific research and analysis – driven by the priorities of our members our projects shine a light on the realities of local government and highlight the best practice of our members in our high-profile publications.

Networking opportunities – take part in any or all of our commissions, networks, member-only policy events events and research, which start conversations, bring partners and colleagues together, spark new ideas and influence national government policy.


A truly independent voice for the sector  when we speak our only agenda is local communities, local services, local government.

Member councils receive priority invitations to all our events – whether it is Local Government APPG sessions, Parliamentary receptions, the LGiU’s national C’llr Achievement Awards or regional policy events our members are invited.

Increased profile  our dedicated media team secures extensive national, regional and trade press coverage for the work that we do with and for our members. Additionally you can showcase your council by writing for our blog and you can reach your colleagues in the LGiU local government community and beyond with our social media networks.