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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House of Commons debate on budgets for health and social care

The LGA has been leading efforts to highlight the significant pressures facing adult social care and we are pleased that the Government has started to act on our concerns.

Children and Social Work Bill

Key summary points and briefings for local government on the Child and Social Work Bill.

Backbench business debate on refugees and unaccompanied asylum seeking children

Councils, working with central government, national partners and regional bodies, have shown great leadership in building additional capacity for children from the Calais camp at fast pace

Debate on the Local Government Finance Settlement 2017/18 | House of Commons, Wednesday 22 February 2017

It is hugely disappointing that this settlement has confirmed that government will not provide any new funding for councils in 2017/18

Debate on the rollout of superfast broadband to rural communities | House of Commons, 21 February 2017

Access to fast and reliable broadband is a necessity for households and businesses in the UK.

LGA response to Improving Lives - The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper

Improving Lives - The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper aims to identify ways disabled people and people with long-term health conditions can be more effectively supported to secure work, stay in work, and progress. 

The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union

Local government holds a range of views about the future of Britain’s relationship with the EU and the LGA remained neutral during the referendum campaign.

Housing White Paper

Local government's ambition is much greater than the White Paper, which lacks substantive measures to support councils in enabling housing growth, and to build the genuinely affordable homes for those at the sharp end of the housing crisis.

Local Government Finance Bill

Key briefing and summary points for local government on the Local Government Finance Bill.

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