The SOLGM working parties are formed from appointed experts to influence and support sector activities of national importance, and to contribute to our key work programmes.

By participating in our Working Parties SOLGM members are able to gain a wealth of knowledge and insight in respect to issues that are critical to local government professionals while also enhancing their leadership skills and career opportunities.

Business Performance Working Party

The Business Performance Working Party (BPP) promotes high standards of financial management, performance measurement and management, asset management, and the use of these disciplines as drivers of business transformation.

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Democracy and Governance Support Working Party

The Democracy and Governance Support Working Party (DGS) assists the local government sector to achieve high standards in the conduct of democracy services and governance support activity.

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The Workforce Working Party

The Workforce Working Party (WWP) identifies local government present and future workforce needs, and develops guidance and/or solutions so chief executives can meet those needs cost-effectively.

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The Sector Policy and Outlook Working Party

The Sector Policy and Outlook Working Party (SPO) identifies policy issues and trends with the potential to impact on local authorities and/or communities now and in the medium to long-term future, and advises the sector on these issues and trends.

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Planning and Accountability Working Party

The Planning and Accountability Working Party (PWP) promotes high standards of integrated planning and policy development, and the associated accountability and reporting arrangements.

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Regulatory Reference Group

The Regulatory Reference Group (RRG) promotes high standards of regulatory management

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How to join a Working Party

Are you interested in becoming a Working Party Member? This section explains the process and outlines the criteria required to become a member.

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