LGA Articles of Association, Governance Framework and Forward Plan

The Articles of Association and Governance Framework set out the purpose and aims of the LGA and the Forward Plan provides a rolling three month view of the work programme of the Leadership Board, LGA Executive and Councillors’ Forum.


On 4 July 2017, the Members of the General Assembly passed a resolution to create a new incorporated Local Government Association, set up as an unlimited company, to replace our current unincorporated Association. The new arrangements make us more financially sustainable, allowing us to invest more in services to support our membership whilst keeping subscriptions low.

The new LGA came into full operation on 1 April 2019.

Articles of Association and Governance Framework

The LGA Articles of Association and Governance Framework set out the purpose and aims of the Local Government Association, how decisions are made and the procedures in place to ensure that these decisions are transparent and accountable to our membership.

LGA Articles of Association

LGA Governance Framework

Forward plan

The LGA’s Forward Plan provides a rolling three month view of the work programme of the Leadership Board, LGA Executive and Councillors’ Forum. The plan is reviewed by the Leadership Board on a six weekly basis.