Mark Lloyd is chief executive of the Local Government Association and former chief executive of Cambridgeshire CC
Bringing in the changes
If the Government fails to adequately fund local government there is a real risk to the future financial viability of some services and councils, writes Mark Lloyd as the LGA annual conference gets into full swing.
The stark reality – we have a £7.8bn funding gap
As delegates gather in Birmingham for the Local Government Association annual conference, latest estimates from the association claim councils will need an extra £7.8bn by 2025 for services to stand still. LGA chairman Lord Porter, and its chief executive Mark Lloyd, call for a rethink of council funding in the Spending Review.
LG Challenge: The quest for 2018's rising stars
Chief executives and senior managers are being encouraged to nominate their upcoming talent to take part in the LG Challenge. Mark Lloyd explains why.
LGA: A moment for reflection
Mark Lloyd charts the Local Government Association’s achievements and successes during its 20-year history of championing the interests of the sector, and outlines the association’s plans to support UK councils in the future
MiFID II will have severe implications for pensions investments
Mark Lloyd says the LGA will continue to fight against the FCA's plan to reclassify councils from professional to retail investors - a move that could cost billions in lost investment.
Speaking with one voice
The LGA works hard for local government and is driven by a drive to deliver lasting change, says Mark Lloyd
Sharing our good fortunes
Mark Lloyd explains the growing success of Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire's county councils shared services ventures.