Councils can

The LGA is calling for a new localism settlement, to ensure councils have the funding and powers they need to transform our local communities.

Making a difference

Lord Gary Porter is standing down as Chairman of the LGA after four years in post. He talks to first about the ups and downs of a turbulent time in local government.

'first' is the LGA's monthly membership magazine for our 18,200 councillors and local authority chief executives in England and Wales