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, elections and high-profile issues like NHS failures and the housing crisis, the urgent questions about future council resourcing remain unanswered. Business rate retention policy is in limbo, the fair funding review and social care green paper…


Local Government Homelessness Commission

January 12, 2018

This Commission will be led by local government and throughout 2018 it will investigate what action councils can take to prevent homelessness. Local authority duties are set to increase substantially when the Homelessness Reduction Act is implemented this year, and the Commission will help to establish best practice, develop solutions…


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…