Who We Represent
The Industrial Communities Alliance is the all-party association of local authorities in the industrial areas of England, Scotland and
The Alliance was formed in 2007 by the merger of the longer-standing associations covering coal and steel areas, dating back to the 1980s, and it has expanded to include other parts of industrial Britain.
Alliance local authorities cover many of the most disadvantaged local economies and communities in the country:
- Decades of job loss have taken their toll on the prosperity of Britain’s industrial heartlands
- There has been progress in regeneration – but too many of the new jobs are poorly-paid or insecure
- Our areas are still home to much of what remains of UK manufacturing, but too often these industries and jobs remain under threat
Membership of the Industrial Communities Alliance is open to all local authorities in Britain’s industrial areas.
THE ALL PARTY-ASSOCIATION CAMPAIGNING ON BEHALF OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN THE INDUSTRIAL AREAS OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND & WALES.
Our Aims & ObjectivesThe role of the Alliance is to deliver:
The Alliance is a lobbying organisation. Our aim is to influence policy decisions. We work with:
- The UK government
- The devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales
- Development agencies
- Allies and supporters
We maintain constructive and fruitful dialogue with:
- MPs, MSPs and AMs
- Civil servants and officials behind the scenes
We play a key role in establishing and supporting cross-party groups in Westminster, in the Scottish Parliament and in the Welsh Assembly.
We also provide a channel of communication for the exchange of experience between our member authorities, including via an Annual Conference and other special events.
The Alliance has a well-established reputation for professionalism and expertise and brings to bear a wealth of local knowledge through a Policy Advisory Group of local authority officers from across the country