Local Government Association

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Local Government White Paper

As part of our Make It Local campaign we are working with the sector to develop a white paper from local government for local government and communities.

A Smoother Ride: Reviewing the Bus Services Act 2017 to empower local areas

Local government know their communities and their transport needs best. This joint report between the LGA and Urban Transport Group (UTG) reviews the provisions of the Bus Services Act and contains recommendations for legislative change as well as quick wins that could better support bus services in our communities.


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LGA in Parliament 2022/23

The LGA in Parliament report highlights a vital part of our role as the voice of local government, working with parliamentarians as we seek to inform debates, the scrutiny of legislation that affects local government, and shape the reports of select committees and All-Party Parliamentary Groups.


Transformation Network

Join our Transformation Network – a group of officers working in local government roles related to change management, organisational development, digital services and transformation. Meet to discuss developments in the transformation landscape, learn new techniques, network, and hear from guest speakers about transformation programmes, projects and notable practice. 

Multiple contracts: employers’ guide to the law - updated August 2023

Where an employee is employed under more than one contract of employment at the same time, by the same authority, this can cause a number of difficulties, particularly in calculating continuous service for redundancy purposes. This guide, aimed at human resources advisors and managers, deals principally with that issue. However, it also covers a number of other employment issues.


As the UKSPF is a delegated fund, lead authorities are able to procure, commission, deliver in-house and run competitive bidding processes. While time restrictions may limit the approach undertaken, there are opportunities for some lead authorities to use procurement for wider social and economic benefit. 

Communications and engagement

It is key that councils communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders, from MPs and voluntary sector organisations to employers and members of the public. This can manifest in a range of different ways from top-down communications to complete co-production.  

Equality, diversity and inclusion

The themes under the UKSPF can support councils to embed equality, diversity and inclusion and tackle local inequalities, increase opportunities and improve public services for those living in poverty and furthest away from the jobs market.

Best Value statutory guidance consultation

Councils and the LGA are committed to continuous improvement. We welcome anything which will add value to that work, and government should be clear and realistic in its expectations of local government. A transparent, consistent, timely and proportionate approach must be taken in the small number of cases where a council is at risk of not meeting its Best Value duty.