Campaigns

Find out about the LGA's current campaigns.


#CouncilsCan: Spending Review 2019

With the right funding and powers, councils can continue to lead their local areas, improve residents’ lives, reduce demand for public services and save money for the taxpayer

Our campaign to influence the 2019 Spending Review and highlight the growing risk to vital local services if the Government does not take action to secure the financial sustainability of councils.


Moving the conversation on

Building the case for long term, sustained investment in local government

We have published a series of papers, commissioned by LGA boards, which start the new thinking around building the case for long term, sustained investment in local government as well as laying out the positive outcomes this would deliver for the country.


The lives we want to lead

The LGA green paper for adult social care and wellbeing

Years of significant underfunding of councils, coupled with rising demand and costs for care and support, have combined to push adult social care services to breaking point. The Government’s decision to delay its long-awaited green paper on the issue has prompted local government to take action and publish its own green paper and public consultation.

Last year, we published a series of think pieces in which sector experts addressed issues at the heart of the debate to help define what a system fit for future generations might look like. Read the full collection


Bright Futures

Our call to properly fund the services that change children’s lives

Helping children and young people to fulfil their potential is a key ambition of all councils, but services that can support them to do so are under increasing pressure. We are calling on Government to properly fund the services that support children to the bright futures they deserve.


Work Local

Our positive vision for an integrated and devolved employment and skills service

Our proposal brings together advice and guidance, employment, skills, apprenticeship and business support around place, providing a more coherent offer for the unemployed and low skilled of all ages, while supporting local economic growth by forging better links between training providers and employers.


#OurDay

A 24hr tweetathon celebrating the unsung heroes of local government 

#OurDay is a yearly social media campaign to reveal a day in the life of local government and how councils deliver 800+ services on a day-to-day basis.


DevoNext

Our call to devolve powers to local areas

Devolution to local areas can bring economic, political and social benefits to communities across the country. Our online resource details what powers councils have already been given and what they're doing with them, as well as tools to help your council negotiate further devolution.


Be a councillor

Finding new councillors

Increasing the pool of talent from which councillors are elected is a key task for local government. We need different kinds of people willing to stand for election so that parties get a choice of quality candidates.