Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.

With this in mind the LGA has sharpened its focus in supporting and representing councils. We have looked at intelligence from councils, at issues emerging from government and the legislative process, and economic and social issues affecting local authorities. Our priorities for 2013/14 therefore include:

  • Funding for local government
  • Economic growth, jobs and prosperity
  • Public service reform.