The LGA's productivity programme was established in response to the significant budgetary challenges that councils are facing. Its purpose is to support councils generate additional improvements in productivity which achieve the very best value for money and outcomes for local communities.
The productivity programme is helping councils improve by:
Local government has long been recognised as the most efficient part of the public sector. But at a time of immense budget pressure – and with the prospect of further severe funding cuts at the next spending review – councils face their greatest challenge yet to reshape services in a way that meets the needs of local residents while operating within the new financial realities.
Maximising productivity is at the heart of the responses that councils must make. That is why the productivity programme is designed to provide direct, tangible support to councils. As importantly, the programme will share the learning that emerges from each theme
Cllr Peter Fleming: Chairman of the LGA Improvement Board and Leader of Sevenoaks District Council
In 2011-2013 the programme has directly supported over 130 councils through a range of initiatives across each programme theme, and many more through research and events open to all councils.
To view the productivity programme outcomes for 2012-13 and for more information on open and reporting programmes:
Read more about our offer and the programme achievements to date:
The programme focuses on four key themes: