We are the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve
Councils participate in 24-hour social media celebration of local government services
Local flood risk management
A short guide to publicity during the pre-election period
LGA responds to social prescribing research
“Locally-led, targeted interventions and facilities, such as museums, libraries, leisure centres and parks, have a major role to play in helping communities to become creative and physically active."
Local Government Challenge 2020: Meet the contestants
LG Challenge 2020
Councils participate in 24-hour social media celebration showcasing vital local government services
#OurDay highlights how local authorities are keeping valued services running, as well as developing innovative schemes to improve the daily lives for their residents.
Creating resilient place making through culture and heritage in Kirklees
Culturally, change has been driven by the textile industry, which has given rise to a diverse range of communities and music, an innovative reputation and a strong global brand. Kirklees is a real example of a place where business drives cultural activity.
LGA responds to RAC Foundation report on parking income
“Councils are on the side of motorists and shoppers when setting parking policies, which aim to make sure that there are spaces available for residents, high streets are kept vibrant and traffic is kept moving."
Continuous service table
LGA – Clearer labelling and higher charges for hard to recycle products needed to help boost recycling rates
“Councils want to increase recycling rates. Clearer labelling and increased charges for hard to recycle products would help councils, manufacturers and the public be part of a vital recycling revolution."
LGA responds to ACTSO report on local trading standards services
“The next government needs to ensure councils are adequately funded, so they can continue to take effective action at a local level against criminals and provide the vital local regulatory services that keep residents safe.”
Understanding Compulsory Purchase Orders and compensation Masterclass – 5 November 2019
LGA responds to increase in funeral expenses payments
"This increase in funeral expenses payments is something the LGA has long called for and will help eligible families meet the costs of funerals for their loved ones."
LGA responds to launch of new accessible homes coalition
“To tackle the shortage of suitable homes for older and disabled people, councils need greater planning powers and resources to hold developers to account, ensuring that they build the right homes in the right places needed by different groups within the local community."
Increasing conflict and hardship behind rise in struggling families needing support from councils
A rise in family conflict and hardship is behind the heightened pressure on child protection services, according to a new survey of councillors responsible for children’s social care by the LGA.
LGA responds to IPPR report on public health funding
“All political parties need to commit to giving councils greater powers and funding to help improve the health of our population and relieve pressure on our overstretched health service."
‘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.