Links - Local Government

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Audit Commission

The Audit Commission is an independent body responsible for ensuring that public money is used economically, efficiently and effectively.

Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH)

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) is the professional organisation for people who work in housing. The CIH is a registered charity and a non-profit making organisation.

Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)

CIPFA is a relatively small professional Institute but one which excels in membership commitment to professional excellence and to the public service ethic.

Commission for Racial Equality

The Commission for Racial Equality is a publicly funded, non-governmental body set up under the Race Relations Act 1976 to tackle racial discrimination and promote racial equality.

Constitution Unit - University College London

The Constitution Unit specialises in constitutional reform and comparative constitutional studies. It is independent and non-partisan, and the centre of a wide network of national and international experts. All our work has a sharply practical focus, is concise and clearly written, timely and relevant to policy makers and practitioners. The Unit is funded by charitable trusts, research councils and government departments.

Convention Of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)

COSLA is the representative voice of Scotland's unitary local authorities.


There are a number of websites that enable people to create petitions on any number of topics and or issues, from local to national. Here are just a few website that can help you set up a petition online:

Election Maps from Ordnance Survey®

This site is designed to help the understanding of the electoral geography of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is for use by teachers, MPs, councillors, candidates and party workers to see the extent of electoral constituencies against various scales of mapping background.

IDeA - The Improvement and Development Agency

The Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) was established by and for local government in April 1999. Our mission is to support self-sustaining improvement from within local government.

Local Government Association (LGA)

The LGA represents all local authorities in England and Wales - a total of just under 500 authorities (34 county councils, 36 metropolitan district councils, 47 English unitary authorities, 33 London authorities, 238 shire district councils and 22 Welsh unitary authorities). The LGA also represents police authorities, through the Association of Police Authorities (APA); fire authorities and passenger transport authorities. A key feature of the LGA Regional Structure is the Welsh Local Government Association - the WLGA is a constituent part of the LGA, but retains full autonomy in dealing with Welsh affairs.

Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales

This site aims to provide general information about the Commission as well as details of the Commission's reviews.

Local Government Information Unit (LGIU)

The LGIU is an independent research and information organisation supported by over 150 councils and the local government trade unions.

Local Government - European and international

The European and international unit provides an information and support service to councillors and local authorities as well as working with politicians internationally to get the best deal from the European Union and worldwide. This work involves monitoring and working to influence what is happening abroad, highlighting problems and opportunities and promoting the skills and knowledge of local government.

National Association of Local Councils (NALC)

The National Association of Local Councils is a powerful body, speaking for some 10,000 Parish and Town Councils in England and Community Councils in Wales. NALC is committed to making this primary level of local government more effective, more democratic and better able to take a leadership role in local communities.

SOLACE - Society of Local Authority Chief Executives

SOLACE is the representative body for senior strategic managers working in local government. The Society promotes effective local government and provides professional development for its members.

Follow and tweet your local politicians and prospective candidates, and use the power of Twitter to track local politics, make your voice heard and conversations more open.


A media utility that connects you to the politicians, commentators and news that shape UK politics. On a mission to make politics more open.

Online editor, Local Government Chronicle website.

Unions Together

Trade Union & Labour Party Liaison Organisation (TULO). TULO is the body that brings the Labour Party together with the 16 Trade Unions who affiliate to the Labour Party.


No matter if you're new to UNISON or a seasoned activist, here you'll find a wealth of interesting information, including how the union is structured, where we direct our energies and contact details for your local representatives.

Welsh Local Government Association

The Welsh Local Government Association represents the interests of local authorities in Wales. The three combined Fire Authorities, Police Authorities and three National Park Authorities are associate members.

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