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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Rough Sleeping Strategy - briefing

The full document is available from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), as is a new prospectus for the Government’s £50 million Move On Fund.

Update on payment for sleep-in shifts in social care: August 2018

The purpose of this briefing is to update councils on latest developments regarding payment of sleep-in shifts in adult social care. Although this briefing focuses on adults, the issue is also relevant to children’s services.

Working more effectively with local government: an introductory guide for sports providers to work more effectively with councils

This short guide is to help you get to the right people who will give you good advice/assistance about how to achieve the aims of your organisation.

LGA/ADASS/ADPH Joint Submission to Office of Civil Society Consultation on a National Strategy for Loneliness

Loneliness is best tackled by a system wide approach involving all partners, particularly the voluntary and community sector, under the strategic leadership of a Health and Wellbeing Board.

Revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework

This briefing provides a summary of some of the key changes to the final revised National Planning Policy Framework from the version consulted on earlier this year, with a focus on the areas that the LGA has lobbied on.

Transforming Care overview and reminder of key finance and funding issues: July 2018

This briefing note therefore provides a summary of the funding sources and mechanisms for how the money will move round the system, as well as guidance on what local authorities should do in order to support the development of robust finance plans.

Update on payment for sleep in shifts in social care July 2018

The purpose of this briefing is to update councils on latest developments regarding payment of sleep-in shifts in adult social care. Although this briefing focusses on adults, the issue is also relevant to children’s services.

LGA response to the Arts Council England and Core Cities ‘Cultural Cities’ enquiry

Creative industries contributed nearly £90 billion and 2.9 million jobs to the UK economy in 2015, but the enquiry rightly recognises the positive impact of culture extends beyond growth to improve community cohesion, public health and tourism.

The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Since the referendum in 2016, the LGA has been highlighting the most important risks and opportunities for local government resulting from the UK’s exit from the EU.

Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill, Third Reading, House of Lords - 18 July 2018

We continue to engage extensively in discussions with the Government on the implementation of further business rates retention and the Fair Funding Review. These reforms are important and are something local government has called for.

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