The LGA quick guide to local government

published by © Local Government Association, December 2011

1 December 2011

This guide was written by the Local Government Association Public Affairs and Campaigns Team. Additional material is taken from ‘LGA factsheets' produced by LGA Analysis and Research and the LGA's ‘Journalists' guide to local government', written by Gillian Enlund and 'The LG Groups Councillor's Guide 2011/12'. Many facts and figures are taken from the most recent Department for Communities and Local Government's ‘Local Government Financial Statistics England' and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy's ‘Finance and General Statistics 2010/11'. This guide was updated in December 2011.

The publication covers:

  • What is local government?
  • What does local government do?
  • How is local government organised?
  • Who does what?
  • How councils operate
  • How are decisions made?
  • How local authorities engage with communities
  • Local government spending and funding
  • Who works in local government?
  • How do elections work?
  • Current political balance and recent election results
  • What is the Local Government Association?
  • How we represent and advocate for local government
  • The role of the political group offices
  • Local government acronyms.

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Price For Non-Members: FREE
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Reference Code: L11-651


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