We are the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve
Queen’s Speech: councils respond
Queen's Speech (May 2021): On-the-Day Briefing
MPs support greater powers and funding for councils ahead of Queen's Speech
LGA responds to DEFRA’s Action Plan for Animal Welfare
"The Government should balance the need to educate consumers alongside the need for enforcement, particularly in terms of poor welfare overseas, and it must ensure councils can practicably take action in response to new regulations."
Political leadership: Middlesbrough Council
Middlesbrough Council is a unitary local authority with a directly elected Mayor. In the 2019 (all out) elections, an Independent Mayor (Andy Preston) was returned, replacing the outgoing Labour Mayor.
Political leadership: Bolsover District Council
After nearly 50 years of a Labour controlled Authority, in May 2019 the Council were in the situation of no overall control.
LGA: Councils respond to the Queen’s Speech
“Councils know their local areas best and stand ready to help lead efforts to ensure the new legislative agenda set out in today’s Queen’s Speech."
This briefing details the new Bills of relevance to local government in the Queen's Speech and outlines our local government priorities.
LGA responds to Skills and Post-16 Education Bill in Queen’s Speech
“It is clear that many people will need to reskill for new jobs after the pandemic and it is good that the Queen’s Speech has included plans to attempt to address this."
Letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak on adult social care reform
We – the cross-party leaders of the Local Government Association – urge you to put social care funding and reform at the centre of your thinking on how best to emerge from the shadow of the pandemic.
Trade union side and conditions claim for 2021
How well do you know your microbusinesses?
LGA responds to £17 million funding to improve mental health in schools
Cllr Teresa Heritage, Vice Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board responds to government announcing a further £17 million to improve mental health and support in schools and colleges.
Over 1.1 million homes with planning permission waiting to be built - new LGA analysis
The LGA is calling for councils to be given powers in a Planning Bill in the Queen’s Speech to incentivise developers to build housing more quickly.
LGA in Parliament 2020/21: legislation
An overview of the national legislation the LGA influenced in 2020/21.
LGA in Parliament 2020/21: inquiries
An overview of the wide range of Parliamentary inquiries the LGA worked on in 2020/21.
LGA responds to launch of consistent recycling consultation
“We support the ambition to increase recycling and eliminate all avoidable waste by 2050."
‘first' is the LGA's monthly membership magazine for our 18,200 councillors and local authority chief executives in England and Wales
Learn more about and sign up to receive LGA's newsletters.
Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.