View some of our latest briefings and responses.
Read our briefings on:
- climate change
- cost of living support
- community fridges and larders
- reducing delayed discharges
- model letters on sport and leisure services funding.
In this section:
Good practice on Climate Change from Eden District Council
At the first Full Council meeting of EDC’s Lib Dem led administration in 2019, EDC declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency. This commits to 2030 dates for the council’s operations to be zero carbon.
Suggested advice on fair tax campaign reply
Liberal Democrats are committed to ensuring that all businesses operating in the UK pay tax in the UK on those operations and also to restricting the ability of companies to unfairly shift profits out of the UK to low tax jurisdictions.
Community fridges and larders in Lib Dem Eastbourne
A briefing on food waste and food poverty from Lib Dem Eastbourne
Cost of living support: Elmbridge Borough Council best practice note
The over-riding requirement is to distribute accurately and as quickly as possible the funds made available by Central Government to those who are eligible but without compromising appropriate control over taxpayer funds, whilst at the same time looking for ways the Council can improve, with an emphasis on digital services.
Call for examples: DCN report with Localis on clean growth
A collection of good practice and information on clean growth.
September 2022: Portsmouth creating over 1,000 extra council houses
Written by Gerald Vernon-Jackson
A record of action in Lib Dem led Torbay
Torbay Council is the sixth smallest unitary council in England with 139,300 residents, sitting on the beautiful Tor Bay – it is breath-taking, captivating and characterful. However, against that backdrop, we have residents in extreme need with significant levels of deprivation.
Helping reduce delayed discharges in Somerset
Lib Dem run Somerset is working hard to reduce delayed discharges in local hospitals. The “Community Pull” is where the senior teams from Adults Social Care, the NHS and community organisations spend days on the wards in the acute hospitals working alongside local teams to speed up the discharge process.
Model letters on sport and leisure services funding
We are calling on councils’ support to help us demonstrate to the Government why it should be providing urgent support to swimming pools and leisure centres, why it should recognise the sector as a vital public service and why it should support its recovery and transformation.
Replacement homes: Buying back former council housing in Lib Dem led Portsmouth
The repurchase scheme goes along with Portsmouh’s council house building programme where they are building 750 new council houses.
Climate Change Action Plan
Climate change action will be one of the legacies of South Lakeland District Council and a solid foundation for the new Westmorland and Furness Council to build on.
Renters (Reform) Bill briefing
The objective of this briefing is to ensure private renters have access to a secure and decent home, and landlords retain confidence to repossess their properties where they have good reason.
What’s better than a Liberal Democrat controlled council?
If there is one thing better than a Lib Dem controlled council, it is five Lib Dem controlled councils working together. It was a great delight for me to facilitate a meeting of the Leaders of the five Lib Dem controlled authorities in Devon last week. It always amazes me that Lib Dems feel the need to reinvent the wheel as they face both opportunities and threats to their councils and their residents.
Four days good
Councillor Bridget Smith, Leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council and Deputy Leader of the LGA Liberal Democrat Group, details how the four-day week in the District is working out.
Local Government Finance Settlement: Services Grant Information
In the provisional local government finance settlement (LGFS) for 2024/25 published on 18 December Services Grant (SG) has been cut from £483.3 million in 2023/24 to £76.9 million for 2024/25. This is an 84.1 per cent reduction.
Working with young people in West Oxfordshire
Lib Dem West Oxfordshire District Council is set to improve how it engages young people in Council matters and tackles barriers faced by young people