5 July 2016
A combined authority (CA) is a legal body set up using national legislation that enables a group of two or more councils to collaborate and take collective decisions across council boundaries.
29 June 2016
Syrian refugee resettlement - A guide for local authorities' is for all those in local authorities who have a role in leading, planning, delivering and continually seeking to improve services for resettled Syrian refugees, though it may be of most interest to those new to the programme and new to resettlement.
27 June 2016
Following the passing of the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016, this guide provides answers to some of the key questions about devolution and what it means for councils, their residents and communities.
Don't be left in the dark: What localised business rates mean for your council: a guide to business rates retention
23 June 2016
In 2015, the Chancellor announced that local government as a whole would be able to keep 100 per cent of business rates by 2020.
9 June 2016
Throughout this parliamentary session, the LGA has sought opportunities to highlight important issues to local government, influence legislation and promote the important work of councils in delivering the local services that their residents value. The LGA in Parliament summarises our work on behalf of councils ensuring that local government has a strong, credible voice in Parliament. It sets out how we lobbied to secure positive change to the legislation and policy being debated by parliamentarians in both the House of Commons and House of Lords.
1 June 2016
This report presents an interim evaluation of the Local Government Association's (LGA) Digital Experts programme. The programme was established in March 2015 when, following a comprehensive bidding and assessment process, the LGA agreed to fund 27 projects involving 42 councils.
25 May 2016
A guide detailing councils' legal obligations and their role in civil resilience.
25 May 2016
The Psychoactive Substances Act came into effect on 26 May 2016. The Act bans the production, distribution, sale and supply of psychoactive substances. The LGA lobbied for a ban of psychoactive substances and supported the Act as it progressed through Parliament and became law.
Best start in life: promoting good emotional wellbeing and mental health for children and young people
20 May 2016
In this briefing you will find examples of councils that are looking at innovative ways to provide support with a focus on children and families rather than static services, as well as more information about the scale of the problem and what steps can be taken.
19 May 2016
This briefing provides local councillors with a strong business case to address health related worklessness and promote workplace health in their local authority.