One membership, many members

If you are a councillor or employee at a council/organisation that is a member of LGIU England & Wales, LGIU Scotland or LGIU Ireland, then you too are a member. As a member you can access everything on this website including all of the exclusive member only content; all you need to do is register on the website and then login.

Not an LGIU member?

If you are not an LGIU member you will still be able to read some interesting and useful stuff on this website. Blog posts and press releases are instantly accessible. Most reports, longreads and some other content are also free for anyone to read, but we do ask that you register on the website – as a follower rather than a member – in order to view these items.


If your council/organisation is not a member of LGIU then please contact us to discuss a free trial so that you and all your colleagues can discover the value of LGIU membership. Email us on or call on 020 7554 2800.

If you are already registered on the website please sign in.

Register on the website by entering your details below. If your email address comes from a member organisation then we will create you a Member Account and you will be able to read anything on the website. If you are not a member we will create a Follower Account and you may access some articles but not member only content.

Welcome to the LGiU

Browse our website and discover a wealth of content for and about local government. Registering on the website will give you access to even more. It’s free to do – whoever you are. If you are from an LGiU member organisation we will automatically create you a member account when you register; if you are not with a member organisation then we will set you up as a follower. If you are not signed in then you can still read:

LGiU Follower

Even if you are not part of an LGiU member organisation it is still worth registering on the website! It’s free to do and you will gain access to a lot of great local government content.

Sign in and you can also:

  • read most long read articles
  • read most reports
  • get notifications of new posts
  • sign up for our weekly newsletter
  • personalise your preferences according to country and topic for the website and any email updates that you wish to receive.

LGiU Member

Are you a councillor or employee at an organisation that is an LGiU member? Then you are a member too. Register on the website and you can read anything.

Once you have set up your member account you will also gain access to:

  • more than 300 new policy briefings every year across the four LGiU organisations (plus an extensive library of past briefings)
  • Daily News, a summary of the top local government news stories in your country emailed to you every morning
  • exclusive member only reports and articles
  • member only email updates for Leaders/CEs
  • discounts for learning and development events.