LGA spotlight

  • LGA reaction to new EU work programme

    The European Commission published its annual work programme for 2010/11 on 31 March 2010. The work programme is equivalent to the Queen's Speech for the European Union and will shape the policies that councils may have to implement in the coming years. This guide highlights the LGA’s initial reaction to the proposals.

    Added on: 8 April 2010
  • LGA Group websites – easier access

    We are making it easier for you to access the LGA Group’s websites. From 6 April 2010 you will be able to access most of the LGA Group websites using the same email and password.

    Added on: 8 April 2010
  • LGA Group wins more powers for local people to shape their neighbourhoods

    Changes to the way lap-dancing clubs are licensed are a victory for common sense and an important step in putting decision making back in the hands of local people, council leaders said today.

    Added on: 19 February 2010
  • Response to Taxpayers’ Alliance report on top earners

    Responding to the report on local authority pay, a spokesman for the LGA said: "Councils need talented people in top management positions but they have to balance this with the need, in a tight financial situation, for all salaries to be demonstrably reasonable."

    Added on: 1 April 2010
  • Carbon Reduction Commitment started on 1 April 2010

    The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (formerly known as the Carbon Reduction Commitment) is the UK's mandatory carbon emissions trading scheme. Find out how this scheme affects your local authority, and actions you need to take either to register as a Participant or make an Information Disclosure.

    Added on: 6 April 2010
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  • The LGA website - a service for our member councils

    This website contains a wealth of information about the work the LGA does on behalf of its member councils. From today the majority of content will be reserved for LGA member councils only and will be indicated with a red 'm' symbol. Find out more

    Added on: 6 April 2010
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  • Tribute

    Tribute When two high speed intercity trains collided head-on, train driver Eric Goode was the only victim thanks to his quick thinking which saved the lives of hundreds of passengers.

  • young worker with brush

    Supporting ambition The transfer of responsibility for the education of 16 to 19 year olds is a chance for councils to make sure all young people are given the opportunity to pursue their ambitions and fulfill their potential, writes Cllr Shireen Ritchie

LGA Group services

  • A-Z of LGA Group services The LGA Group is six national bodies working together to contribute to the success of local government.

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