Local Government Association

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Local Government White Paper

As part of our Make It Local campaign we are working with the sector to develop a white paper from local government for local government and communities.

A Smoother Ride: Reviewing the Bus Services Act 2017 to empower local areas

Local government know their communities and their transport needs best. This joint report between the LGA and Urban Transport Group (UTG) reviews the provisions of the Bus Services Act and contains recommendations for legislative change as well as quick wins that could better support bus services in our communities.


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LGA in Parliament 2022/23

The LGA in Parliament report highlights a vital part of our role as the voice of local government, working with parliamentarians as we seek to inform debates, the scrutiny of legislation that affects local government, and shape the reports of select committees and All-Party Parliamentary Groups.


LGA statement on Voter ID reports

“Council election teams are often small and so were reliant on help from areas without local elections to administer these changes last May. It is clear that as we approach future elections that this will not be sustainable, particularly in a general election."

Foreword - Children's mental health think pieces

Children’s mental health and wellbeing is significant for the children and young people who experience poor mental health, their families and friends that support them, and the services that try their hardest to make a difference in their lives. This page provides an introduction from the Cllr Louise Gittins, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board to the children and young people's mental health think pieces project and an LGA view.

Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill, Report Stage, House of Lords, 13 September 2023

The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill acts upon long running asks from councils and the LGA for further devolution in England. We are pleased that the Government has proposed to speed up the process and make good on its commitment to offer all of England the opportunity to benefit from a devolution deal by 2030. It is also important that councils of all sizes are engaged in the devolution process.