We’re a think tank and network, working to empower communities, connect local government and improve public services.

Upcoming Events

Stronger Things: Unleashing Community Power
9.00 AM - 5.00 PM
Thursday, 12 March, 2020

Stronger Things is for those who know that the solutions to our most pressing challenges can only be found in our communities. We will host over 400 senior people from across the UK’s public sector, and beyond, to share their successes and challenges of empowering communities.

Innovation Exchange Programme
Announcing our Innovation Exchange Programme for 2020

NLGN are thrilled to announce topics that their popular Innovation Exchange programme will cover next year. Unique to the sector, these day-long events are 100% peer led. Participation is exclusive and free to NLGN members.

Current Research

Inclusive Growth in Practice
Inclusive Growth in Practice

New Local Government Network (NLGN), in partnership with Barrow Cadbury Trust, is working on a project to identify the opportunities for, and barriers to, local authorities in England delivering inclusive growth. It will explore what resources and levers already exist that can influence inclusive growth, and outline the range of actions and measures local authorities […]


The NLGN Leadership Index is for chief executives, mayors and leaders of local authorities in the UK and is designed to present a unique barometer of the UK’s economic health and well-being.