The Local Government Technical Advisers Group
The Local Government Technical Advisers Group is a professional association incorporated in 1995. It was formed from the Association of Metropolitan District Engineers (AMDE), the Association of London Borough Engineers and Surveyors (ALBES) and the Association of Chief Technical Officers (ACTO) in District authorities in areas where local government responsibilities are divided between Counties and Districts.
It serves all levels of local government covering the whole range of local authority technical services.
TAG's main aim is to represent members' interests, by responding to European and UK Government initiatives and consultations, by promoting initiatives aimed at influencing Government policy and through the development of best practices.
TAG also provides coordinated and comprehensive advice and support to technical professionals employed by local authorities directly or indirectly to manage and advise on their services.
TAG continues to be at the forefront of establishing and disseminating best practice and works closely with other bodies to ensure opportunities are maximised.
To achieve these aims, TAG works through its network of Regions, Technical Committees, Topic Groups and individual contacts to provide a hugely diverse and representative network of professional officers. The meetings Tab provides more information on these but many papers are only available to paid up member organisations. The Main event in the annual callender is the AGM and Presidents Seminar normally held in May. Please also see About us for more information and some useful general attachments.
Membership of TAG is by authority or organisation and once an organisation is a member any number of individuals in that organisation can take part in TAG activities.