Local Government Association

We are the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve

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Improvement and assurance framework for local government

We aim to map the various elements that provide assurance of the performance of local government and to demonstrate how they all fit together. We hope that this framework will be useful both for councils and the public.

Sustainability hub

Alongside the majority of councils, the LGA has declared a climate emergency. We offer a wide range of resources to help councils address environmental sustainability.

A career in planning

Discover more about a career in planning and the impact you can have working in local government.

Chief Finance Officer (CFO) Mentoring Scheme

The role of chief finance officer (CFO) is one of the most challenging and highly scrutinised roles in local government. Our Chief Finance Officer (CFO) Mentoring Scheme supports CFOs and deputy CFOs to develop the knowledge and skills they need to excel in the role.


The Local Government Chief Executives’ Development Framework has been developed to clearly define the standard foundation knowledge and skills