GovKnow presents... Policy Priorities for Communities and Local Government – Manifesto for the new Government

NALC's chief executive Jonathan Owen will be giving a keynote address, providing an overview of some successes and challenges of the past five years – and putting forward ideas for the way ahead including our manifesto and devolution proposals.

Taking place just after the General Election as Government Departments consider their new approaches and priorities for the Parliamentary term, this conference will bring together leading figures from across a range of local and community based areas to highlight their priorities for policy reform.

Planned sessions will consider key areas for future development including reform of services available to both young and older people, increasing efficiency and value for money within local government, ways to encourage economic growth and planning on a local level. With more of an emphasis on the community aspect of local reform, there will be sessions on creating cohesive and engaged communities and ways to support troubled families.

The aim of the event is to focus the minds of Parliamentarians, officials from various local bodies as well as local stakeholders, following purdah, on the way ahead regarding local issues and offer relevant representatives an opportunity to set out their priorities for reform.

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