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.
Underpinned by our Make It Local campaign, we’re beginning our work on a Local Government White Paper to be published before the next election.
A white paper from local government for local government and communities.
We have the ambition to develop a plan for the first King’s Speech after the general election to secure a national-local partnership, a new local deal, in which local government can work to its full potential for our people, our places and our planet.
We will present a clear vision for the future of local government, based on priorities from the public, councils and local communities.
As part of our white paper work, we would like to hear from you about what you want for your local area, your priorities and the key changes you think the sector needs for the future.
To help you share that with us as easily as possible, we’ve created a short survey. Some of the questions are very specific, but there are also opportunities to share with us your other thoughts. We would welcome any thoughts by Friday 15 December.
Evidence from councils
To set out a strong case we’re asking councils to submit their strongest pieces of existing evidence which will help to demonstrate to a new or returning Government that a more empowered local government could deliver the public’s priorities more effectively.
We are also interested in any proposals from across local government for local public service reform which could deliver better services for our communities.
Please note the deadline for any submissions is Monday 8 January 2023, however earlier submissions are encouraged ahead of this date.[email protected]
We are currently commissioning a specialist piece of research to challenge how we think about the sector’s future.
The submitted evidence from councils, consultation survey data and commissioned research will all help create a strong case and proposal to whoever forms the next government.