We are the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve
Coronavirus: information for councils
National Adult Social Care Strategic Partners: Our response to 2021 Queen’s Speech
A Local Path to Net Zero
LGA responds to rough sleeping funding announcement
“To prevent homelessness from happening in the first place, councils will need long-term funding issued through multi-year settlements to give them the certainty they need to plan local services."
LGA: Councils battling 20,000 fly-tipping incidents a week
Latest fly-tipping statistics for England 2019/20 show that local authorities were forced to clear up just under 1 million (976,000) fly-tipping incidents, from tarmac and asbestos, to tyres and even a boat.
Sector support offer for councils
This summary sets out the sector support offer for councils in 2021/22.
LGA responds to Prime Minister’s announcement on variant of concern originating in India
Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement this evening on the variant of concern originating in India, Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, said:
“As the Prime Minister said at his press conference this evening, the new variant is a worrying development and we all need to play our part in ensuring we limit any further transmission.
2021 Local Government Apprentice of the Year announced
Karla Overington, Business Administration Apprentice at West Sussex County Council has been named as the 2021 Local Government Apprentice of the Year.
Council employees’ pay offer announced
Council employees have been offered a pay increase of 1.50 per cent from 1 April 2021.
LGA in Parliament 2020/21
The LGA in Parliament report highlights the breadth of services councils deliver and the depth of analysis the LGA provides as the national voice of local government.
LGA: Failure to act on social care in Queen’s Speech will be ‘bitter blow’, say councils
"All of us in local government, across the political divide, want to see the Queen’s Speech finally set out the plans we have been waiting for and make good on the Prime Minister’s promise to ‘fix social care’, once and for all."
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.
‘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.