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.
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.
9 February 2017
The Government has finally published its long awaited Housing White Paper, ‘Fixing our broken housing market'.
30 January 2017
Housing and planning took centre stage last week with our packed Independent Group member's seminar on Friday.
24 January 2017
Broadband is not only essential for residents and businesses, but is critical for local growth and tourism. So, how far are we from the government target of superfast broadband being available to 95 percent of premises by December 2017?
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.