Fairer funding for local government
With councils facing a fall in core central government funding of 40% and having made £20 billion worth of savings since 2010, there is limited scope to keep protecting services through making further efficiency savings. If spending reductions follow a similar pattern in 2015-20, councils will be facing a £12.4 billion funding gap by the end of the decade.
Devolve powers to local areas
Devolution to local areas can bring economic, political and social benefits to communities across the country. Our online resource details what powers councils have already been given and what they're doing with them, as well as tools to help your council negotiate further devolution.
Protect social care funding in councils
With the funding crisis in councils continuing and further cuts being faced in the coming years, our Show Us You Care campaign is calling for the Government to commit to protecting social care funding in councils, which will ease financial pressures in other areas of council budgets.
Finding new councillors
Increasing the pool of talent from which councillors are elected is a key task for local government. We need different kinds of people willing to stand for election so that parties get a choice of quality candidates.
The key priorities for the new government
In May 2015 the country elected a new government. Investing in our nation's future: 100 days, set out the priorities the new government must target in its first 100 days in order to secure a bright future for the nation.