Briefings and responses

On behalf of its membership, the cross-party LGA regularly submits to Government consultations, briefs parliamentarians and responds to a wide range of parliamentary inquiries. Our recent responses to government consultations and parliamentary briefings can be found here.

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Care, (Education) and Treatment Reviews: October 2021 policy update

Care, (Education) and Treatment Reviews C(E)TRs were originally designed for  people with a learning disability and autistic people (children, young people, and adults) who might need to go into a specialist mental health or learning disability hospital or are already in a specialist hospital. Increasingly the NHS is conducting C(E)TRs for people with mental health issues including children.

COP26 and the impact of air pollution on public health and wellbeing, House of Commons, 2 November 2021

Councils and Directors of Public Health are committed to making their local areas healthier places to live and are already delivering when it comes to tackling air pollution.

Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021: On-the-Day Briefing

The 2021 Combined Budget and Spending Review outlines the Government’s spending plans by setting budgets for each central government department.

Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: Second Reading House of Commons, 25 October 2021

The Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill includes a range of provisions to improve the welfare of kept animals, including farm animals, companion animals, and kept wild animals. We support the objective of increasing animal welfare standards and eradicating cruel practices both domestically and internationally.

LGA submission to the DLUHC consultation on the Building Safety Levy

Rather than responding to every question in the consultation, our response focuses primarily on concerns about the potential impact of the tax on affordable housing delivery and where the proposed ‘collection agent’ role should sit.

House of Commons debate, UK’s Climate Progress: The Committee on Climate Change’s 2021 Progress Report, 21 October 2021

Councils are a unique and powerful leadership and delivery partner in achieving Net Zero and adapting to climate change.

House of Commons debate, COP26 and limiting global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees, 21 October 2021

Local government plays a leading role in achieving net zero carbon, and therefore halting temperature rises. Almost two thirds of councils in England are aiming to be carbon neutral 20 years before the national target and 91 per cent of local authorities have adopted at least one net zero commitment, according to the National Audit Office.

Skills and Post-16 Education Bill, Report Stage House of Lords, 12 October 2021

Throughout the pandemic, councils were trusted to lead the employment and skills recovery in their areas.

Debate on challenges facing social care in England following the pandemic, and effect of the Health and Social Care Levy on government social care plans House of Lords, 14 October 2021

COVID-19 has brought into sharp relief the challenges facing adult social care, and in many cases exacerbated them, but it has also powerfully underlined the essential value of social care in supporting people to live the life they want to lead.

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