We are the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve
Brexit advice hub
Bus journeys fall by more than 300 million in five years
Behavioural Insights Programme: apply for grant funding
LGA responds to Ombudsman annual review of social care complaints
“Extra funding for social care next year will help councils as they strive to ensure older and disabled people can live the lives they want to lead."
LGA responds to independent age report on free personal care for older people
Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to an Independent Age report calling for free personal care for older people.
Tackling modern slavery: council case studies
The case studies in this document build on the detailed guidance we published in 2017, and on the modern slavery workshops which we have held around the country.
LGA responds to new Domestic Abuse Commissioner announcement
“Our ambition must be to reduce the number of victims, with greater investment in early intervention and prevention schemes, including in perpetrator programmes, that help stop domestic abuse happening in the first place."
Councillor guide to tackling modern slavery
This guidance is targeted specifically at councillors, and highlights the specific role that individual councillors can play in raising awareness of the issue and embedding work to tackle slavery within councils.
LGA responds to Select Committee report into connectivity gap leaving rural communities behind
“Councils are best placed to understand the digital needs of their local areas. They have been at the centre of delivering the Superfast Broadband Programme, having committed £740 million to extending connectivity to the hardest to reach areas, but cannot fix the issue alone."
Strategic Housing Delivery | The West of England Joint Assets Board
Region: South West
Theme: OPE Housing
“The continuing decline in bus journeys emphasises the need to protect bus services and for councils to be able to invest in funding subsidised routes."
Alternative Business Rates Retention Illustrative Model
LGA responds to Heritage Open Days
“Many councils across the country are celebrating Heritage Open Days by running events in important cultural buildings and green spaces."
Behavioural Insights Programme 2019/20
LGA responds to Prime Minister's pledge to include Domestic Abuse Bill in Queen's Speech
“Tackling domestic abuse is an issue that councils take very seriously which is why we support further measures to improve work with local partners to help support more victims and stop this horrendous crime."
LGA responds to Carers UK report on unpaid carers
“Our care system could not survive without the contribution of unpaid carers who provide vital support for thousands of people every day."
LGA responds to RSPH report on tackling childhood obesity
Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to a RSPH report on improving the street environment to help tackle childhood obesity.
‘first' is the LGA's monthly membership magazine for our 18,200 councillors and local authority chief executives in England and Wales
Learn more about and sign up to recieve LGA's newsletters.
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.