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.
With this in mind the LGA has sharpened its focus in supporting and representing councils. We have looked at intelligence from councils, at issues emerging from government and the legislative process, and economic and social issues affecting local authorities.
The LGA has rapidly focused its support to councils to ensure its resources are best placed to help with immediate challenges presenting now and in the future. With this impetus, the vast majority of the LGA’s operation is now focused on supporting local government and communities to address COVID-19 and its consequences.