Decision details

Payment of annual subscription fees: Local Government Association

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Bury Council, along with 334 of the 338 of other Local Authorities is currently a member of the Local Government Association (LGA). The LGA provides a number of benefits including

? the opportunity to influence local government work through membership of boards, commissions, advisory groups or the Councillors' Forum ? access to support and advice for councillors through political group offices ? access to up-to-the-minute news, briefings and daily news headlines on the LGA website through a suite of subscription e-bulletins ? support on national media relations including in times of crisis ? access to a wide range of free or discounted events ? access to legal advice, opinions and guidance on complex issues ? opportunities to join special interest groups, including the District Councils' Network, County Councils' Network or the Special Interest Group of Municipal Authorities ? use of facilities at 18 Smith Square, including free meeting room hire ? invitations to Royal Garden Parties

The total cost of membership is £34,266.96 which includes a direct debit and loyalty discount totalling £10,863,14. Budget is available through the Council’s corporate management subscriptions budget.

It is proposed that the Council continues to be a member of the Local Government Association.

Publication date: 15/05/2020

Date of decision: 06/05/2020

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