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Local Area Agreements

LAAs set out the priorities for a local area agreed between central government and a local area (the local authority and Local Strategic Partnership) and other key partners at the local level. 

LAAs simplify some central funding, help join up public services more effectively and allow greater flexibility for local solutions to local circumstances. 

Through these means, LAAs are helping to devolve decision making, move away from a 'Whitehall knows best' philosophy and reduce bureaucracy.

This page includes information on the LAA reward element, formerly known as LPSA.

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For more information on anything in this section of the website, or to provide feedback, please contact laa@communities.gsi.gov.uk

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