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.


Cyber Unpacked

The LGA has developed a series of short explainer videos on cyber security topics, created specifically for non-technical members of staff in councils.

NSPCC’S Young People’s Board for Change: What can we do to develop a mental health system that works for children?

This independent article from Lola, a young person involved with NSPCC’S Young People’s Board for Change is part of the LGA children and young people's mental health think piece series. This independent piece from Lola's own personal experience explores of the mental health system explores what can we do to develop a mental health system that works for children?

Bespoke workforce support

Workforce team provides council chief executives and leaders with expert workforce advice and guidance to help develop tailored solutions to meet workforce needs.

Digital switchover and scams risks

A guidance note for councils on how to raise awareness among residents, and prevent and disrupt anyone from using the digital switchover as a means to advance criminal activity.