SIGOMA is a special interest group of 46 urban authorities in the northern, midland and south-coast regions of England. We are the collective voice across these regions and embody the opportunities and potential of the communities who live there.
SIGOMA (Special Interest Group of Municipal Authorities) is one of the largest interest groups within the LGA (Local Government Association). We represent the interests of authorities and urban communities in the northern, midland and south-coast regions of England, providing:
SIGOMA represent the interests of our members within the Local Government Association. We channel their views to Government and other appropriate bodies, providing a forum for discussion at the highest political level.
We constantly monitor and provide regular updates on areas of common concern to help ensure our members have fair and equitable access to the resources and freedoms they need to build strong, sustainable communities.
Urban communities within SIGOMA member authorities are among the most disadvantaged in the country. We represent their interests on everything from health and social care to local taxation and transport, lobbying for a fairer distribution of funding.
We are constantly working to identify and address sources of financial inequality to ensure that residents in historically underfunded areas have a fair and equal opportunity to unlock their potential.
Posted on March 08, 2017
SIGOMA Chair Sir Stephen Houghton comments on a Budget that provided some short-term relief but little long-term confidence for struggling local authorities.
Posted on March 01, 2017
SIGOMA Chair Sir Stephen Houghton argues that systemic real terms cuts to education funding are the real driver behind local pressures.