Local authorities and their importance to housing associations
Local authorities are democratically elected bodies that have devolved responsibility for providing certain services such as housing, social care and education. They are run by elected councillors who direct the actions of employed council officers.
The role of local authorities is under review by the Government, and will be updated in the measures which will be passed in the Decentralisation and Localism Bill. These pages will be updated after the passage of the bill.
Learn about the elected officials who make decision on how local services are delivered.
Find out about the structure of local government.
What is the role of the council officer?
From planning to distributing the Working Neighbourhood Fund, find out more about how local authorities deliver services that will affect your organisation.
How to engage with your local authority
Download our Up My Street publication to learn more about how to build relationships with local authorities.