What is a Local Area Agreement?
2. Local Area Agreements (LAAs) are made between central and local government in a local area – at a county or unitary authority level. The aim of the agreement is to achieve local solutions that meet local needs, while also contributing to national priorities and the achievement of standards set by central government. The first Local Area Agreements were introduced in
The New Local Area Agreements
4. The new form of LAA from 2008 is based on a set of up to 35 negotiated targets against a national indicator set of 198 indicators. These are intended to result in LAAs that are outcome-based projects with better co-ordinated and more effective services to communities, enabling local authorities and their partners to better reflect local priorities and address local needs