We commissioned Shared intelligence (Si) to produce this guide explaining what local economic development (ED) services do for the communities they serve, why they are important, the challenges they face, and the skills and knowledge they will need in the coming years.
This guide considers the powerful benefits of community-owned leisure and sport assets offers to communities and councils. The national policy direction has been set. But what does this mean for communities and councils and how can the benefits be maximised for all?
The Local Government Association commissioned Isos Partnership in November 2022 to undertake a short research project. The aim has been to better understand the trends, impacts and drivers of recent private and voluntary sector nursery closures, and consider the local and national implications.
Research Report, May – June 2023: Research Report, May – June 2023: This survey aimed to capture data on the current appetite for virtual meeting options at statutory council meetings and understand the positive and negative effects of returning to in person only council meetings in England.
Corporate Peer Challenge (CPC) and Finance Peer Challenge (FPC) continue to be highly effective tools at the heart of the Local Government Association’s (LGA) sector support programme. The sector remains committed to them and this is demonstrated by the levels of take-up of the offer.
This report by the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition considers the policy landscape in England in relation to children and young people’s mental health over the last decade, and reviews progress relating to implementation and impact. The report is informed by a rapid review of policy which was carried out between January and March 2023. These findings reflect the view of the Coalition, not the LGA.