February 2017


Fourth national construction conference - construction post EU - London

9 February 2017

This conference will consider procurement of construction related projects following the UK's decision to leave the EU.


Councillors' and Trustees' Seminar 2017: What does devolution mean for children's and adults' services? - London

9 February 2017

Run by Research in Practice for Adults and Children, and supported by the LGA, this one day seminar will explore how devolution will shape the services delivered to children and adults and how elected representatives can keep a firm link between the delivery of services within the devolution agenda and the views and needs of the people they represent.


The road ahead for buses – a national conference on the future of local bus provision - London

15 February 2017

Recent statistics from the Department for Transport confirm what most of us already know – that local bus services face a challenging future. Since 1985/86 bus use has decreased by almost 40% outside London. The Bus Services Bill seeks to improve the framework for the delivery of bus services in England outside of London – but is it enough?


Labour Local Government Conference 2017 - Warwick

17 February 2017

The Conference will feature a mix of plenary, policy and campaign workshops.


Employment law training 2017 - London

21 February 2017

This one day seminar is essential for human resources and employment law specialists wishing to maintain their professional standards.


Understanding Auto Enrolment and the LGPS - Exeter

21 February 2017

These workshops are aimed primarily at staff working for scheme employers who have operational responsibilities under the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) but are yet to reach their staging date under the Pensions Act 2008.


Taxi Licensing Regional Event - North West

21 February 2017

This one-day session will explore how members can oversee, scrutinise and enact their licensing role to best effect.


LGA Annual Culture, Tourism and Sport Conference 2017 (22 - 23 February) - Bristol

22 February 2017

How to sustain valued frontline services is the critical challenge facing local culture, heritage, tourism and sport. Join councillors, senior officers and national partners for unrivalled networking opportunities and to discuss the latest thinking on delivering libraries, museums, sport and leisure services, the arts, tourism and heritage.


Developing sustainable social care budgets and services in London - London

23 February 2017

This event will explore how London Boroughs can use learning from the LGA's social care efficiency programmes and other evidence as part of their approach to developing sustainable budgets and services.


New conversations: engaging effectively with communities - London

27 February 2017

This event will launch the LGA #NewConversations guide to high quality engagement with communities. Participants will share and discuss learning from councils who have piloted approaches featured in the guide.

The LGA has moved offices

Layden House

From 28 October 2016 the LGA is temporarily relocating to our other property in Farringdon while refurbishment work takes place at our Westminster office.

Our new address is:
Layden House
76-86 Turnmill Street
London EC1M 5LG

The building is located directly opposite the Turnmill Street entrance to Farringdon Underground station, which is served by the Circle, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan lines as well as the Thameslink national rail route.

Location map: Layden House

National annual events 

LGA annual conference and exhibition 2017

The LGA's annual conference is the biggest event in the local government calendar. It also is one of the biggest political conferences of the year regularly attracting over 1,300 delegates.

LGA Annual Culture, Tourism and Sport Conference 2017

Bristol, 22 - 23 February 2017.
Join councillors, senior officers and national partners to discuss the latest thinking on delivering libraries, museums, sport and leisure services, the arts, tourism and heritage.

LGA Annual Fire Conference and Exhibition  2017

7 - 8 March 2017
The Annual fire conference and exhibition is a key event in the conference calendar for senior fire officers and members of fire and rescue authorities.

LGA/ADPH annual public health conference and exhibition 2017

Extending influence to promote health and wellbeing

9 March 2017, London
Our annual flagship conference on public health will explore and build on the challenging, innovative work being undertaken by councils and public health teams with their partners and local communities.

National children and adult services conference 2017

11 - 13 October 2017
Organised by ADASS, the LGA and ADCS, this conference is  widely recognised as the most important annual event of its kind for councillors, directors, senior officers, policymakers and service managers with responsibilities for children's services, adult care and health in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors.