SIGOMA is the Special Interest Group of Municipal Authorities representing 47 urban authorities in the northern, midland and south-coast regions of England. We are the voice of these urban areas, working for a fairer future and proper funding for our members.
SIGOMA is one of the largest interest groups within the LGA (Local Government Association). We provide:
- An authoritative and influential voice on local government finance and other government proposals and legislation, to ensure member authorities remain well-informed of, and are not unfairly impacted by, central government policy.
- Valuable representation to ensure that our member authorities have the sufficient, sustainable and fair funding needed to maintain vital services and continue investing in their local areas.
SIGOMA represent the interests of our members within the Local Government Association. We channel their views to Government and other appropriate bodies, to help secure sufficient, sustainable and fair funding for our member authorities.
We constantly monitor and provide regular updates on relevant government proposals and legislation to help ensure our members have fair and equitable access to the resources and freedoms they need to build strong, sustainable communities.
A Voice for Everyone
Urban communities within SIGOMA member authorities are among the most disadvantaged in the country. We represent their interests on everything from local government finance to education and transport, lobbying for a fairer distribution of funding. To read more about our position on a range of issues, see our Manifesto.
We are constantly working to identify and address sources of financial inequality to ensure that residents in historically underfunded areas have fair and equal opportunity. We want to work with the Government to truly level up.
Poorest councils have seen 3 times the cuts as richest say SIGOMA
Posted on April 26, 2023
Analysis by the Special Interest Group of Municipal Authorities (SIGOMA) revealed that the poorest councils had seen the biggest cuts and that reform of the local government finance system was urgently required.
SIGOMA launches Manifesto
Posted on May 02, 2023
Our manifesto sets out the path to a more sustainable and fairer future for Local Government and the country.
- SIGOMA Manifesto
- SIGOMA Levelling Up Submission
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