Local government governance explained

17 January 2022

Local government governance is complex from the outside looking in. This simple guide has been put together to help NHS and VCSE leaders and managers working with local authorities in new ways and at new scales understand the fundamentals of local government governance structures.

The guide covers:

  • the types of local authorities
  • their governance and operating models
  • decision making structures
  • constitutions
  • meetings
  • councillor vs officer roles and responsibilities
  • standards and conduct
  • financial management and governance.

Meet the author: Daniel Taylor

Communications and Relationships Manager

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