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

Countdown to 1st April 2020, when the central government grant to councils runs out and councils face a financial cliff-edge 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.…


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…