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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Environment Bill, Report Stage, House of Commons, 26 May 2021

It is vital that we continue to improve air quality, protect against flooding, and ensure our transport, waste and energy policies are environmentally sustainable.

Dementia Action Week, House of Commons, 27 May 2021

Supporting people with dementia is not just a health and social care issue. Achieving dementia friendly communities is the responsibility of many council departments, all of which are financially stretched.

Support for children entitled to free school meals House of Commons, 26 May 2021

Councils work hard to support children with a range of vulnerabilities, including those who are eligible for free school meals

Child food poverty, House of Commons, 24 May 2021

Whilst councils welcomed the support for children on free school meals and the £20 per week uplift in Universal Credit (UC), which helped to protect many families most at risk, the best way to support families long-term is with an integrated approach to addressing poverty and disadvantage. While we agree that Free School Meals (FSM) have a vital part to play, it is important that ‘food’ is not seen as the solution to ‘poverty’.

LGA submission: Independent Review of Destination Management Organisations

This review is timely and much needed in light of the challenges posed to the visitor economy by the pandemic, which has exacerbated pre-existing weaknesses as well as creating significant new issues.

Queen's Speech (May 2021): On-the-Day Briefing

This briefing details the new Bills of relevance to local government in the Queen's Speech and outlines our local government priorities.

Integration and innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all

This page summarises the Local Government Association (LGA) positions, priorities and concerns on the wide-ranging proposals in the white paper.

Prudential Code for Capital Finance in Local Authorities: LGA Consultation Response

The changes in the 2003 Local Government Act and 2003 Capital Finance Regulations that introduced the Prudential Code were a major step in freeing local government from centrally imposed borrowing controls

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