Infrastructure plays a critical role supporting local communities and the local economy. It can unlock an area’s potential, enable residents to access new education, skills, and work opportunities, support local retail and business areas, and increase the viability of new sites for homes and businesses.
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.
This report forms part of the LGA's evaluation of sector-led improvement. It provides an overview of feedback from graduates who comprised cohort 18 of the National Graduate Development Programme (ngdp),