Briefings and responses

On behalf of its members, the cross-party LGA regularly briefs parliamentarians of all politcal affiliations on issues of concern and relevance to local government ahead of debates in Parliament. The most recent of these can be found here, as can the LGA's written responses to parliamentary inquiries, such as those held by Select Committees.

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Queen’s Speech – On the Day Briefing 2017

This paper details the new Bills of relevance to local government and outlines our local government priorities, including issues which are not in the Queen’s Speech.

Tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities consultation - LGA submission

As well as submitting this response the LGA hopes we can continue to work with Government to suggest improvements to the strategy and ensure we meet the Government’s responsibilities in delivering clean air across the country.

Planning and affordable housing for Build to Rent – LGA consultation response

Councils are supportive of Build to Rent and recognise the important role that it can play in delivering much needed high quality market rented housing.

Housing White Paper – Local Government Association consultation response

The Housing White Paper presents an important shift in the government’s housing strategy on a number of fronts.

100% Business Rates Retention: Further consultation on the design of the reformed system

The LGA has responded to the Government’s further consultation on proposals for the reformed business rates retention system.

Introduction of Medical Examiners and Reforms to Death Certification in England and Wales

This response has been informed by extensive discussions with representatives of councils and from the evidence and learning from the two major piloting areas, Sheffield and Gloucestershire.

Local government priorities, general election manifestos, April 2017

All parts of local government – counties, districts, London Boroughs, metropolitan areas and unitary authorities – have a key role helping to generate economic growth, build homes with relevant services and infrastructure, strengthen communities, and protect vulnerable people in all parts of the country.

General Election 2017: status of the outgoing Government's policies

This briefing identifies Government policy initiatives and projects relevant to local government, providing an assessment of their status given the General Election. It also provides an update on the status of key legislation.

LGA response to Britain’s Industrial Strategy

The Government’s industrial strategy provides a critical opportunity to drive the creation of a successful, world-leading economy and the LGA welcomes the Government’s ambition to drive growth and tackle the economic imbalances in different parts of the country.

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