Local Partnerships’ working arrangements: COVID-19

We are carrying out work as normal to support our clients and do not currently anticipate any interruption to our customary levels of excellence. Local Partnerships is a geographically dispersed organisation and, as such, we are fully familiar with remote working for all employees. We have contingency measures in place should any members of staff be unable to work owing to Covid-19, or other illness.

Contact details for all members of staff are shown on the our team page of our website.

In light of government advice we are conducting an increasing number of meetings via tele-conference, video conference, webinar and other virtual means. Please be assured that we have the technical facilities to support this method of working.

We offer commercial and legal expertise to support local and combined authorities with their contracts. We are aware of some contracts that are under strain and in some cases, suppliers are invoking force majeure clauses. Should you experience any problems with contractors, especially in relation to Covid-19, please get in contact with us at lpenquiries@local.gov.uk or on 020 7187 7379 and we will try to help.

If you have any queries please contact us at lpenquiries@local.gov.uk or on 020 7187 7379


Local Partnerships is a joint venture between the Local Government Association, HM Treasury and the Welsh Government.

We occupy a unique position in the public sector. We facilitate change by working impartially and collaboratively across all parts of central, local and regional government, and the devolved administrations.

Local Partnerships is proud to be part of the public sector family. We bring public and private sector experience that provides confidence, capability and capacity, helping councils and combined authorities achieve and maintain financial resilience.

We work solely for the benefit of the public sector. Our experts provide trusted, professional support and advice over multiple disciplines, helping you make best use of limited re-sources as demand for services continues to rise. These include:











Proudly sponsoring The MJ Awards 2020: “Leadership in responding to the climate emergency” 


The climate emergency affects a wide range of service areas. Developing a response and taking critical steps on the trajectory to net zero carbon require leadership, policy development, bold financial and technical solutions, and adaptation.

This year, as part of our work to support local and combined authorities take practical steps to face the huge challenge of tackling the climate crisis, we have developed, and are sponsoring, The MJ Achievement Awards 2020 new category: “Leadership in responding to Climate Emergency”.

The award aims to promote climate leadership and is a great opportunity for local and combined authorities to demonstrate innovation across the areas of energyindustrybuildingstransportfood, and nature-based solutions for the delivery of their targets.

The judges are looking for the best initial response to a declaration of climate emergency. Applications can be submitted by any part of a local authority, or the whole local authority. Entries can include partnership initiatives with other agencies.

Our Impact 2018-19

To celebrate our tenth birthday we launched our 2018-19 impact report, celebrating the successes we have achieved over the last year and looking back at those achieved since our inception in 2009.

We deliver national programmes of support, commissioned by central government departments but delivered locally.

Read our 2018-19 impact report here…

To find out more how we can support you – contact us

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Local Partnerships’ expert advice has helped us resolve a range of PFI contract issues. They identified savings within our projects and have supported us in their implementation.  Their commercial expertise is helping us get the most from refinancing our BSF projects and is delivering significant savings. These are valuable resources in the current financial climate that the Council is able to reinvest into its front line council services.

Ian Rooth, Head of Finance Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

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RT @LGAcomms Our Chairman @JGJamieson opens LGA Annual Conference 2020 with a message of thanks to councils for their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. #LGAConf20 | #ReThinkingLocal

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