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General Election hub

Our dedicated General Election hub sets out the key commitments in the Conservative, Green, Labour and Liberal Democrat national manifestos relevant to local government.

Labour Party manifesto

We outline the key policy points relevant to local government from the Labour Party's manifesto.

Green Party manifesto

We outline the key policy points relevant to local government from the Green Party's manifesto.


We deliver a programme for sector-led support in adult services, supporting councils to deliver good services to people.

Transforming Public Procurement

The rules governing public procurement are changing - the new Procurement Act introduces several key benefits which are due to go live on Monday 28 October 2024.

Roundtable: How can councils attract alternative sources of investment into their area?

This roundtable chaired by Phil Green – Executive Director of Growth, Environment and Transport at Lancashire County Council – reflected on the challenges and opportunities that councils face in attracting alternative sources of investment and provided an opportunity for councils to share insights about their place-making roles and how they are attracting investment.

The role of local leadership - Dr Simon Kaye

In this think piece Dr Simon Kaye, Director of Policy at the think tank Reform, discusses the importance of local leadership in securing powers from central government, and how intelligent self-governance can help realise levelling up ambitions.