Briefings and responses

On behalf of its members, the cross-party LGA regularly briefs parliamentarians of all politcal 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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LGA briefing - update on discussions for payment of sleep-in shifts in social care

This briefing aims to provide councils with current information as it is available.

Debate on the experience of new refugees in the UK - 19 July 2017

Local authorities are the primary point of engagement for identifying where refugees are to be resettled, and lead on work with local partners and communities to help families settle into their new homes.

Debate on the future of Taxi and Private Hire Vehicles (PHV), House of Commons

Current legislation for the licensing of taxi and private hire vehicles (PHVs) is inadequate and outdated.

LGA briefing - supply of homes to buy

Local government supports the collective national ambition to build one million new homes by 2020, but house building is currently well below the levels required for an efficient and fully functioning housing market.

LGA briefing - balancing the public finances

For local government to maximise its potential and to protect local services from further cuts, it must be made financially sustainable and truly independent.

LGA briefing - local government finance and arrangements beyond 2020

We are calling for the Government to address the overall funding gap of £5.8 billion facing local government by the end of the decade, and to provide an additional £1.3 billion required to stabilise the adult social care provider market.

Westminster Hall debate on government policies on social mobility, Tuesday 11 July 2017

We want every resident to have a good quality of life and to aspire to improve their circumstances regardless of their background or where they live.

LGA statement on MiFID II announcement by FCA

We welcome the publication of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) policy statement, setting out final rules for their implementation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II).

LGA calls for further collaborative working between councils and parkruns

Key messages The LGA appreciates the Government’s desire to support the long tradition of free use of public parks as well as the principles behind the parkrun concept of providing a great way to use parks through the volunteering efforts of local communities to organise parkrun events.

Debate on exiting the EU and global trade, Thursday 6 July 2017

Key messages The UK's exit from the European Union will have a significant impact on local government and the people we represent, creating challenges that need to be addressed but also opportunities to do things differently.

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