Moving the conversation on - our narrative

By properly funding local services and giving councils the powers to work on behalf of their communities, local government can be the driving force for a new chapter in our country’s history. Councils can be the solution to the challenges our country is facing.

This paper is the very start of our campaign ahead of the Spending Review. We have published a series of papers, commissioned by LGA boards, which start the new thinking around building the case for long term, sustained investment in local government as well as laying out the positive outcomes this would deliver for the country. You can also find papers regarding:  

local government funding 

housing, planning and homelessness

• improving schools

• Brexit

• the future of non-metropolitan England

a sustainable adult social care and support system for the long term.

Over the coming months, we will be seeking your thoughts and evidence to further strengthen the rallying call to Government.