Councils have a key role in driving economic recovery. We continue to press the Government to deliver real devolution of economic powers and funding to councils.

Good transport networks play a vital role in our communities, providing access to employment opportunities, healthcare and education, as well as unlocking economic opportunities in tourism and leisure.


December 2015

Winter weather Survey 2015

The survey was conducted by the LGA's Research and Information team in October-November 2015 in order to gather information about local authorities' plans and preparations in case of severe weather, to help LGA's lobbying of central government and to highlight the scale of authorities' efforts.


June 2015

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Economy

LGA survey of member highways authorities on cycling and walking

The LGA has published a report of their recent survey of member highways authorities on cycling and walking.


January 2015

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Economy

Combined authorities legislation reform

The LGA has responded to DCLG's consultation on a draft Legislative Reform Order to implement changes to the legislation related to combined authorities and economic prosperity boards.


August 2013

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Tourism

Heritage tourism boosts UK economy

New research by the Heritage Lottery Fund has shown that heritage-based tourism is now worth £26.4 billion to the UK economy – £5.8 billion more than the previous estimate published in 2010.


October 2012

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Economy

Hidden Talents: examples of transition of careers guidance from local authorities to schools

The Local Government Association (LGA) commissioned NFER to collate case study examples of how local authorities (LAs) are supporting schools in their enhanced role to provide independent and impartial careers guidance to young people in Years 9 to 11.

Winter weather survey 2016

The Winter Weather Survey 2016 was conducted by the Local Government Association's Research and Information team between 3rd October and 31st October 2016 to gather information about local authorities' plans and preparations in case of severe weather, to help the LGA's lobbying of central government and to highlight the scale of authorities' efforts.