Sector support offer

The LGA provides councils with tools and resources to respond to challenges, present and emerging, and supports improvement across the sector.

Support offer web banner 2021

The LGA’s sector support offer encompasses a broad range of programmes based on what works for improvement: a strong, representative political and managerial leadership and workforce, support and challenge from one’s peers, the ability to benchmark performance against others, use of comparable data and the sharing of good practice.

A summary of support can be read in our
sector support offer for councils (2021/2022)

This support offer is shaped what councils tell us they need and underpinned by the sector-led improvement (SLI) approach. SLI is guided by the following core principles:

  • councils are responsible for their own performance and improvement
  • councils are primarily accountable to local communities
  • councils have a collective responsibility for the performance of the sector as a whole
  • the role of the LGA is to maintain an overview of performance of the sector and to provide tools and support.

Sector-led improvement end of year report 2020-21 (Coming soon)

How to access our sector-led improvement offer

Local authorities can access support through our regionally based Principal Advisers (PAs).

Principal advisors offer extensive experience of working at a senior level in local government and the wider local public sector. They specialise at a regional level and are the primary contact point for discussions with councils about their improvement needs and the support we can provide.

The sector support programme is funded by the UK government.