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Formerly the County Surveyors’ Society (CSS); now represents and advises local authority chief officers on issues related to vital infrastructure, including transport, waste management, environment, planning, energy and economic development.

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Reform, Decentralisation and Devolution

Founded in 2014 to provide cross-party parliamentary space for an open discussion on the need for a UK-wide settlement.

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence)

Membership organisation formed to promote excellence in public services in local authorities across the UK; information about their services, events, research, and regional network.

Association of Labour Councillors (ALC)

A Labour Party affiliated organisation which represents Labour councillors of England, Wales and Scotland within the Labour Party.


An independent body which supports parish councils and councillors. Includes FAQ for the public.

Department of Communities and Local Government

Responsible for UK provision of fire services and emergency planning for major incidents. Also has responsibility for housing, local government, planning, sustainable development, and regional Government Offices in England.


A map based application allowing people to report to their local authority about local problems needing attention (like graffiti, fly tipping, broken paving slabs, or street lighting).

Institute Of Licensing

A professional organisation serving and supporting licensing authorities in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland (including district, metropolitan and county councils, the police and central government departments).

LG Improvement and Development (formerly the IDeA)

Works with councils in England and Wales to develop good practice; provides a guide to their programmes, support networks, online communities of practice, and web resources.

Local Government Association

The national voice of local government working with councils to support, promote and improve.

Local Government Chronicle

Gives weekly information, from insight into the latest government policy, to news and opinion from leading experts.

Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) -

A think tank and membership organisation committed to strengthening local democracy; includes details of membership, policy briefings, events and contacts. LGiU

Local Government Pension Scheme

Official guide to the nationwide scheme administered locally through regional pension funds. Includes information for employers and for members.

The Local Government Pension Scheme

National website for members of the LGPS in England and Wales.


Independent local government think tank presents research and reports.

New Local Government Network

An independent think tank seeking to transform public services, revitalise local leadership and empower communities.

Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers (SOLACE)

A representative body for senior strategic managers working in the public sector, aiming to promote excellence in public service; information about membership, structure, and services.

Society of Local Council Clerks

A professional body for local council clerks in England and Wales; with details of membership and benefits, information about training and professional development, news, and contacts.

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