Up to Speed

Ensure everyone has access to super fast broadband

The LGA's Up to Speed campaign aims to ensure every resident and business has access to faster broadband. Our resource enables you to test the broadband in your area, maps local broadband speeds and provides further information on how to make the best broadband accessible.


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.

LGA Be a councillor campaignBe a councillor

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.

Future funding

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.

#OurDay local government Twitter campaign#OurDay

A 24hr tweetathon on 18 November 2015

#OurDay is a yearly Twitter campaign to reveal a day in the life of local government and how councils deliver 800+ services on a day-to-day basis. This year #OurDay will take place on 18 November 2015. Find a wealth of resources here to help your council prepare.

Show us you care

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.


Digital Councils advice on social media for councillors

Your hub on all things social media, developed in collaboration with comms2point0.