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.
24 March 2017
This is my last missive as we go into purdah in county council elections and then on in the LGA Independent Group Leadership elections
17 March 2017
Recent announcements, the challenge for councils and the role of the LGA
9 March 2017
The Government published its Spring Budget yesterday, with a welcome extra £2bn for social care over the next three years, leading the headlines.
10 February 2017
The new Industrial Strategy was released by the Rt Hon. Greg Clark at the end of January, putting our country's ability to restore prosperity well up the agenda.
30 January 2017
Housing and planning took centre stage last week with our packed Independent Group member's seminar on Friday.