Local Government Association

We are the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve

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Supporting council improvement – 2022/23 highlights

This year in review of the programmes that made up our sector support offer in 2022/23 provides a snapshot of the ways we supported councils to improve, develop leadership, make data-informed decisions, share notable practice, and – in so doing – build capacity and capability in local government.

Councillor profile examples

The starting point for our Local Leadership Framework for Councillors is the councillor profile – a short, positive summary of the most important things about you as a councillor. Here are some examples of councillor profiles, to support you in developing your own.

Transformation Network

Join our Transformation Network – a group of officers working in local government roles related to change management, organisational development, digital services and transformation. Meet to discuss developments in the transformation landscape, learn new techniques, network, and hear from guest speakers about transformation programmes, projects and notable practice. 

Multiple contracts: employers’ guide to the law - updated August 2023

Where an employee is employed under more than one contract of employment at the same time, by the same authority, this can cause a number of difficulties, particularly in calculating continuous service for redundancy purposes. This guide, aimed at human resources advisors and managers, deals principally with that issue. However, it also covers a number of other employment issues.


As the UKSPF is a delegated fund, lead authorities are able to procure, commission, deliver in-house and run competitive bidding processes. While time restrictions may limit the approach undertaken, there are opportunities for some lead authorities to use procurement for wider social and economic benefit.