Policy themes

The LGiU has chosen three policy themes as a focus for its work in 2017. If you would like to work with us contact Lauren Lucas. We also deliver a range of bespoke project work and consultancy services for local authorities and their stakeholders. Find out more.

Highlights from our spring/early summer programme at a glance.

Policy themes

Local Finance Taskforce

January 12, 2018

Local authorities are in a precarious financial situation. With a Government preoccupied with Brexit, the creaking NHS and the housing crisis, the urgent questions about future council resourcing remain unanswered. Business rate retention policy has been scaled back and delayed, the fair funding review and social care green paper are…


Local Government Homelessness Commission

January 12, 2018

The homelessness crisis in the UK is large and growing rapidly. Government statistics released earlier this year showed that 4,751 people slept rough in 2017, an increase of 15 per cent. Meanwhile, the number of households in temporary accommodation in England rose by 4 per cent during the year to…


Public Trust Lab

January 12, 2018

As part of our 2018 policy themes, we are exploring the issues of trust. Public trust in authority is at a low ebb. The banking crash of 2008, the MPs’ expenses scandal and a period of extended austerity in public services have all contributed to a loss of faith in…