If you’re a member, you can use this page to access our member-only services. Not sure if you’re a member? You can check here.

Having trouble receiving our email bulletins? Read our member services FAQ here.

Who are our members?

We are a membership association. We work with a network of over 200 subscribing organisations – from councils to trade unions; from NGOs to universities. See the full list here.

What do our members get?

Over 20,000 councillors, officers, academics receive our briefings and news bulletins every day. Staff and councillors at member organisations also receive discounts on our training events, invitations to exclusive networking events and other services. Members can also contribute to our projects, get involved in governance, and directly influence our work. Take a look at our annual review to see our work over the last year at a glance.

Want to try out our services?

Find out more about LGiU membership. If you would like to talk to someone about becoming an LGiU member please contact to discuss membership options and a free trial.

New councillor?

Access our resources for newly elected councillors here.

Policy Briefings

Members can access new policy briefings, plus an archive of more than 2000 past briefings. You can also browse content by category.

Daily News

Daily News is emailed to your inbox every morning. Find out what’s new in local government around the country.


Members benefit from a discount on all our events and training. We can also arrange in-house events tailored to members.


Our influential reports draw on the experiences of our members, local communities and other partners and provide a national showcase for the best work of our members.


Our essential guides focus on topics too big to cover in a single briefing: how services are funded, Local Enterprise Partnerships to name but two.

Policy Café

We bring our members together with each other to discuss what matters to them, debate different experiences and share ideas.


Members set LGiU affiliation fees, contribute to our policy programme and scrutinise our work. Get more involved via the general assembly and the LGiU Board.