Membership rates and benefits

LGiU is a membership charity set up by councils for councils to promote local democracy.

One-off access to briefings for non-members is charged at £500 + VAT per briefing. To check if your organisation is a member or on an approved free trial please check the current LGiU members page. If you are not a member, by accessing a briefing you are deemed to have accepted these terms and that you are liable to be invoiced accordingly. If you are not sure if you are a member please contact

Membership costs currently range from £1550 pa – for a small district council – to £30,500 – for a large county, and depend on population size, tier, and benefits package. Membership covers access by all staff and councillors in any member council. Membership is also available on CSN (Children’s Services Network), Associate, and Social Enterprise bases – and can be set up as a ‘free trial’ for a limited period, subject to approval.  For more information see the CSN membership page or contact