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The Independent Group Annual Report 2024

The ascent of Independents and Green parties in the recent local elections is nothing short of breathtaking. Independents with Residents Associations gained 104 members and Greens increased by 74 members. In total, including the smaller parties, the group saw 464 members elected, a gain of 184 seats, on a par with Labour and leaving the Conservatives reeling with a loss of 474 seats.

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A short guide to publicity during the pre-election period

This guide provides advice and guidance on the publicity restrictions that should be observed by local authorities during the pre-election period.

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Improvement and assurance framework for local government

Each council must take appropriate measures to gain assurance both of the performance of its services and of its corporate governance. This framework is designed to support local authorities to understand the various components of assurance and accountability in local government, and to access guidance and support to increase the effectiveness of assurance activities in the sector.

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Sector support offer for local authorities 2024/25

The following summary sets out the sector support offer available to local authorities in 2024/25.

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Must know guide: The statement of accounts

This Must Know Guide is intended to provide a summary guide for chief executives on the importance and role of the Annual Statement of Accounts.

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A councillor’s workbook on influencing skills

This workbook has been designed as a distance learning aid for local councillors. It is intended to assist councillors to gain and develop key skills which will help you to be most effective in your role.

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A councillor’s workbook on community leadership

This workbook has been designed as a distance learning aid for local councillors. It is intended to provide councillors with insight and assistance into the key skills that will help them to be effective in their role.

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A councillor’s workbook on effective opposition in local government

This workbook has been designed as a distance learning aid for local councillors. It is intended to provide councillors with insight and assistance with the key skills which will help you to be most effective in your role.

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LGA business plan 2022–2025

This business plan sets out our priorities to promote, improve and support local government.

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Integrated Care Partnerships: Driving the future vision for health and care

A joint report from the LGA and The NHS Confederation on common themes and key characteristics of effective Integrated Care Partnerships.

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Make It Local

To deliver priorities for the public the Government needs to #MakeItLocal

Make It Local

In 2024 we will have a General Election. This is a moment of opportunity.

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