The Independent Group represents Councillors in England and Wales who are Independent or of a political affiliation outside of Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat. It provides a voice at the national level and works within the cross-party Local Government Association (LGA) to ensure that the values and interests of its members are promoted.
13 January 2017
New statistics out this week show the growing backlog means that councils together are facing a £14bn local road repair bill in the next two years. That is more than three times as much as the total highways spend.
30 December 2016
Thank you for all you do for our communities, our councils and our country, both directly and through the Local Government Association.
16 December 2016
On Thursday, Secretary of State Sajid Javid, announced the settlement for local government. There is no new money for local councils and it fell far short from delivering the £1.3bn increase we need to cover adult care immediately and the £2.6bn in the longer term.
14 December 2016
Following its shocking omission from the Autumn Statement, we have been mounting pressure on the Prime Minister and the Chancellor to ensure there is adequate investment in adult care.
22 November 2016
Recently, Shadow Housing Minister, John Healey, commissioned house-builder Pete Redfern, CE of Taylor Whimpey, to answer the question of how to increase home ownership.