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Work Local - Making our vision a reality

Work Local - Making our vision a reality

Local communities want better jobs, opportunities to improve their skills and ultimately more prosperous lives. This means that Work Local – the Local Government Association’s (LGA) ambitious but practical programme to improve employment and skills services in England through local public-private collaborations – is needed more than ever.

Understanding Local Housing Markets

Understanding Local Housing Markets

Local authorities have a range of duties and wider interests in ensuring the most effective functioning of their local housing markets. They want to ensure affordable, appropriate, good quality housing for everyone in the community within successful and sustainable places.

Making the most of your museums: a handbook for councillors COVER

Making the most of your museums: a handbook for councillors

Produced with Arts Council England, this handbook shares innovative case studies and advice for council-run museums, including operating models, partnership working and how museums can contribute to wider local priorities.

NGDP Programme 2019/20 council information pack COVER

NGDP Programme 2019/20 council information pack

The ngdp provides councils with management trainees who have leadership potential and the capacity to work enthusiastically on innovative and strategic projects. To help realise this potential, it also provides a bespoke and prestigious learning and development programme to all graduates recruited through ngdp.

Supplying skills for the local visitor economy COVER

Supplying skills for the local visitor economy

Based on a set of six case studies from across England, the research findings highlight the significant challenges the sector faces in retaining its competitive edge in terms of productivity, recruitment and skills.

Corporate Peer Challenge Programme Annual Report 2018/19

Corporate Peer Challenge Programme Annual Report 2018/19

This commitment continues to be demonstrated by the levels of take-up, with 71 Councils having engaged in Corporate Peer Challenge, Finance Peer Review, or a Corporate Peer Challenge Follow Up Visit during 2018/19 - which equates to nearly a fifth of the sector. This is an increase on 2017/18.

Sector-led improvement
Rising to the challenge: lessons of sector-led improvement in local government

Rising to the challenge: lessons of sector-led improvement in local government

This report draws on a series of interviews with the leaders and chief executives which have hosted corporate peer challenges or received sustained improvement support from the LGA.

Sector-led improvement
local government workforce survey 2017-18

Local Government Workforce Survey 2017-18

This survey provides information on key elements of the workforce within local authorities in England. The figures provided by councils include school support staff, but exclude teachers.

Research
Profit with a purpose

Profit with a purpose – delivering social value through commercial activity

A publication on some of the practicalities of how councils can deliver social value through their commercial activity.

Efficiency and income generation
Public health risk awareness self-assessment tool COVER

Public health risk awareness self-assessment tool

The Association of Directors of Public Health and the LGA have developed a risk tool to support system leaders in local authorities in defining and understanding risk as it relates to public health commissioning, performance, partnership and resource management.