Partner organisations

Centre for Public Scrutiny
The Centre for Public Scrutiny exists to promote the value of scrutiny in modern and effective government - not only to hold executives to account but also to create a constructive dialogue between the public and its elected representatives - to improve the quality of public services.

Improvement and Development Agency
The IDeA works in partnership with all councils, to enhance the performance of the best, accelerate the speed of improvement of the rest, and develop the sector as a whole.

Leadership Academy
Delivered by IDeA, the Leadership Academy is a place where leaders, and those in leadership positions, can learn the latest thinking in political leadership from some of the best people in the business.

Leadership Centre for Local Government
The Leadership Centre for Local Government has been set up to help local government in England improve its political and managerial leadership to enable it to play a leading role in improving the social, economic and environmental well-being of their communities.

Local Government Association
The Local Government Association (LGA) was formed on 1 April 1997 and represents the local authorities of England and Wales - a total of just under 500 authorities. These local authorities represent over 50 million people and spend around £74 billion a year on local services.

New Local Government Network
The New Local Government Network (NLGN) was founded in 1996 by a small group of senior local government figures whose stated aim was to make local government more relevant and credible to local people.

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
ODPM's responsibilities for local and regional government, housing, planning, fire, regeneration, social exclusion and neighbourhood renewal put the Office at the heart of the Government's ambition to create sustainable communities for all.

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.