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Local Government

Promoting high quality, better value local services

The government has made localism a key aspect of its agenda. In a period of great fiscal constraint and with projected spending reductions in local government of 60% over the course of the current parliament, local authorities are looking for innovative ways to deliver high quality services for less.

BSA members deliver a wide range of services to local authorities across the UK. For example, they clean streets, collect waste, manage street lighting, maintain parks, manage social housing and act as a first port of call for local residents.

The provision of local government services has matured greatly since the 1980s. The BSA works with local authority chief executives, council leaders and other key stakeholders to build constructive relationships between the public sector and private sector providers.

Explore our campaigns Developing policy positions to improve service provision across the private and public sectors