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A shared commitment: Local government and the Spending Review

A strong partnership with local government will support the Government in tackling the significant challenge of reducing the national deficit over the period of this Parliament, while at the same time ensuring the quality front line services that the public want and need. This partnership can be based on a shared commitment to achieving agreed outcomes in three areas:

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Applying a reward strategy in local government

This publication is aimed at councils considering their approach to reward to help them frame their reward strategy in the context of their organisational challenges

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Conditional fee agreements

An advice and best practice guide for councils Local authorities are feeling the financial pinch due to a continuing trend in spurious compensation claims. This guide provides advice to councils on how to tackle this increasing problem, with case study examples highlighting best and worst practice. This publication was originally published on 1 July 2004

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Don't be left in the dark: What localised business rates mean for your council: a guide to business rates retention

In 2015, the Chancellor announced that local government as a whole would be able to keep 100 per cent of business rates by 2020.

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Empowering communities: making the most of local assets – An officer guide.

In communities across the country we know that local people are concerned about losing locally valued assets and associated services – from inner-city community centres to village pubs and post offices.

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Future funding outlook for councils 2019/20 – interim 2015 report

Councils are continuing to balance their budgets and fulfil their statutory obligations as well as delivering a range of services to promote growth and community cohesion. Each year they close the funding gap in the face of funding cuts and expenditure pressures.

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Future funding outlook for councils 2019/20 – interim 2015 report

Councils are continuing to balance their budgets and fulfil their statutory obligations as well as delivering a range of services to promote growth and community cohesion. Each year they close the funding gap in the face of funding cuts and expenditure pressures.

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Keep it REAL: Responsive, Efficient, Accountable, Local services

Public services are changing because taxpayers demand it; they want the public sector to be more affordable, give better value for money and put individuals and families in control of the services they use.

LGA Business Plan 2019 - 2022

LGA Business Plan 2019 - 2022

This business plan sets out how the Local Government Association (LGA) will continue to support and be an advocate for councils in the next three years.

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Lifting the Burdens Task Force: bringing about a new relationship between central and local government and citizens

This publication sets out early findings of the Lifting the Burdens Task Force in the form of challenges for central and local government and maps the way forward for the task force over the next 12 months.

Councils Can: 2019 conference paper

Councils Can: 2019 conference paper

This paper sets out the case for a New Localism Settlement for England that empowers councils, as the democratically elected leaders closest to their communities, to take on greater responsibilities for their places.

'The lives we want to lead' – the LGA green paper for adult social care

'The lives we want to lead' – the LGA green paper for adult social care

The local government green paper received more than 540 submissions and the responses made it clear beyond doubt: doing nothing is no longer an option.

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