Great people for growing places: working together for the future of local government

Find out more about the LGA's suggested priorities for the local government workforce.


The consultation linked to this work is now closed. Our thanks to all those who responded. We will be publishing a report on the consultation in the autumn.

Councils have been working hard for many years to ensure that their workforce can achieve their full potential but there is always more to be done.

To drive our thinking, the LGA has set out a suggested vision for the workforce over the next five to ten years. Thanks to your help, we are refining this vision and will use it as a steer for new projects and programmes to support councils in workforce development.

Our shared vision of course needs to take full account of the great issues of the day including financial pressures, demographic change, increased demand, changing expectations and Brexit. We want to help local government come together to agree on our common priorities for action so that scarce resources can be used to maximum effect - both locally and within the LGA.

Read the report: Great people for growing places: a consultation on the strategy for the local government workforce

We are also determined to ensure that our new priorities have the right fit with related work being done elsewhere, so we are making links with the health and care workforce strategies that are under development. And because our people are part of our communities we will also assess links to ideas around local skills and economic growth through the LGA’s Work Local campaign.