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a tourist levy front cover

A tourist levy: what, where and how

This briefing note looks at the process for introducing a tourism levy by using two pieces of analysis.

A vision for urban growth and recovery report cover

A vision for urban growth and recovery

This report analyses the consequences of COVID-19 and for urban economies and sets out a new vision for urban growth and recovery.

Attracting investment infrastructure

Attracting investment for local infrastructure

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.

Sector-led improvement
Building inclusive economies front cover

Building more inclusive economies - full report

This report examines several key areas of the inclusive economies agenda.

Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016 (Get in on the Act)

An introduction to the Act and summary of the main issues on which the Local Government Association (LGA) lobbied.

Combined authorities: a plain English guide

A combined authority (CA) is a legal body set up using national legislation that enables a group of two or more councils to collaborate and take collective decisions across council boundaries.

Fiscal freedoms front cover

Combined authorities: Financial freedoms and devolution

A WPI Economics report for the Local Government Association

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Councils' role supporting the digital skills pipeline

This online resource outlines the key roles councils play in supporting local skills progression and highlights a number of successful interventions undertaken to date.

Devolution deal to delivery

Devolution deal to delivery

A guide to help councils navigate devolution deals

Devolution: our offer of support

We want to help councils at all stages of their devolution journey and offer a range of support, from advice and research to networking and events.