London boroughs lie at the heart of their communities and play a key role in enabling residents and business to influence and make decisions that affect them. London Councils supports this work by arguing on their behalf for greater freedom to do more and by highlighting local innovation.
We carried out a survey of boroughs to identify how new powers introduced under the Localism Act were being planned for and to gather evidence relating to community engagement and decentralisation. This research uncovered a wide range of activities and suggested many of London's local authorities have well-developed mechanisms for equipping communities with the powers and resources to shape their neighbourhoods.
You can download the findings and analysis of this research using the link on the right of this page.
Tackling racial inequality
London Councils recognises that we have a role to play in tackling racial inequality both within the organisation and at a pan-London level. We work with councils across the capital, as well as partner organisations and Londoners to address the challenges presented by racial inequality. We have made a commitment to tackle racial inequality and to create a more inclusive culture within our organisation. You can read our statement here.