Briefings and responses

On behalf of its members, the cross-party LGA regularly briefs parliamentarians of all political 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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Digital Economy Bill

Key briefing and summary points for local government on the Digital Economy Bill.

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.

Broadband Universal Service Obligation | House of Commons

The LGA has worked with Government and Parliament to raise councils’ ongoing concerns over residents’ lack of access to fast and reliable broadband. Many rural areas, in particular, struggle with speeds of less than 2Mbps while others are unable to receive broadband at all.

Rollout of superfast fibre broadband | House of Lords

Councils have continually raised on-going concerns over residents' lack of access to fast and reliable broadband especially in rural areas


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