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.

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


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

Media releases


LGA Principal Advisers

Find out more about the our team of Principal Advisers who act as the LGA's focal point for discussions with councils about their improvement needs.

Improvement and innovation board

Link to agendas and minutes form the LGA Improvement and Innovation board.

Independent Advisory Board

An independent advisory board has been established to provide independent oversight of sector self-regulation and improvement – giving both advice and challenge