Local Government: Training

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 7th March 2018.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Co-National Campaign Coordinator, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2018 to Question 120654, on Local Government: Training, what direct funding his Department offers for training for (a) leaders of local authorities and (b) local authority cabinet members; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Through Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government grant funding, the Local Government Association (LGA) provides broad support to the local government sector, including training and support for members and officers, and policy briefings.

This includes: one-to-one mentoring for elected Leaders and Cabinet Members by other member peers, elected members attending LGA Leadership Academy programmes, and corporate peer challenges.

Corporate peer challenges involve a team of senior members and officers from other areas spending time in a council to review and challenge an aspect of its activity.

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