Sector-led improvement (SLI) is the approach to improvement put in place by local authorities and the LGA alongside the abolition of the previous national performance framework.

It is based on the underlying principles that local authorities are:

  • responsible for their own performance
  • accountable locally not nationally
  • there is a sense of collective responsibility for the performance of the sector as a whole and;
  • the role of the LGA is to provide tools and support.

Sector-led improvement works and is a success story for the sector.
Read more about the results of the evaluation.

What is sector-led improvement?


Our sector-led improvement offer and how to access it


Evaluating our sector-led improvement offer


Case studies and how local authorities are using sector-led improvement

Taking stock: where next with sector-led improvement LGA publicationRead the publication

Media releases