Has localism taken root in London?

Centre for London’s new publication examines the role of neighbourhoods in shaping that city. Joe Wills explains.

England & Wales Blog Post

COSLA 2019: exploring the Scottish governance cycle.

This year’s COSLA conference assessed the impact on local government of 20 years of devolution to Holyrood and challenged councils to look ahead to the next 20 years. LGiU Scotland’s, Andy Johnston, was there.


Understanding the ‘lived experience’ of poverty

There are 14.3 million people in the UK in poverty. Despite many policy initiatives by central and local government, the poverty rate has hardly changed since 2000. So what can be done to better understand poverty in the UK, asks Kerry Furguson and how should policy makers address it?

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

Welcome to the new website

We tell you what’s new, what’s improved and what we have planned for the future.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

Live issues in local government – LGiU at the party conferences

Party conference season is over for another year and much ink has been spilled over the headline announcements. However, LGiU used the conferences as an opportunity to catch up with our members, council leaders and policy-makers about their views on the challenges facing local government. We’ve been looking at how national policy announcements match up…

England & Wales Blog Post

Coming soon – a new LGiU website

In a very short time, LGiU will be relaunching our website to make finding and receiving the information you need even easier.  Just as many councils are re-examining their digital offer as citizens’ relationship with technology changes and expectations rise – we did the same thing. We asked our members what they needed, applied some…

England & Wales Blog Post

Building a movement: tackling cup waste from all angles

As climate change becomes an increasingly pressing issue, so too has the issue of waste and single-use disposable items. To mark No Disposable Cup Day, Georgina Massouraki, Campaigns Officer at Keep Scotland Beautiful, blogs about their Cup Movement campaign and the role local government can play.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post