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Houses of Parliament

LGA responds to King's Speech

The legislative agenda set out today also includes some encouraging signs that the new Government recognises that, with the right powers and flexibilities, councils are critical to help it deliver its missions.

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LGA responds to General Election result and announces new Chair

Following the General Election, Cllr Shaun Davies has stood down as LGA Chair after being elected as the new MP for Telford. Elected officers of the LGA Labour Group have unanimously nominated Cllr Louise Gittins as the new LGA Chair, replacing Cllr Davies with immediate effect.

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New date for LGA Annual Conference 2024

The LGA will hold its Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Harrogate Convention Centre between October 22-24, 2024.

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LGA Annual Conference 2024

The LGA Board has taken the difficult but necessary decision to not proceed with the LGA Annual Conference and Exhibition due to take place in Harrogate from 2-4 July 2024.

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LGA launches Sector Support programme 2024/25

The LGA is aiming to provide councils with support to harness opportunities, drive improvement across all regions and deliver critical services to communities.

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New PSAA Chair announced

Bill Butler CPFA, CSyP has today been confirmed as the new Chair of Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA).

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Joanna Killian

Joanna Killian named as next LGA Chief Executive

Joanna Killian has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Local Government Association.

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