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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Constitutional Convention Bill

The LGA is calling for a convention to debate and agree a constitutional settlement for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Public Health Funding

The removal of the public health ring-fence is important if we are to take full advantage of the relocation of public health to local government.

Dementia care services

A number of health and wellbeing boards are actively prioritising dementia and promoting dementia friendly communities.

Elected mayors and the future of local government | Westminster Hall

Devolution to local areas will require enhanced arrangements for democratic engagement and oversight.

Elected mayors and the future of local government | Westminster Hall debate

The adoption of elected mayors has been put forward as a condition of substantial devolution, but there is no evidence that good governance can be delivered through this model alone.

Summer Budget 2015

Our 'On the day' briefing for local government

Coastal flood risk | Westminster Hall

The LGA has long called on the Government and the insurance industry to come to a new deal on providing affordable cover to those living in areas of high flood risk.

Tackling rogue landlords and improving the private rental sector

Councils work in partnership with investors and landlords of all tenures to raise standards across the private rented sector.

Tackling litter in rural and urban areas | House of Lords

Tackling waste crime is a key priority for local authorities

Increasing the supply of affordable housing | House of Lords

Local government can play a central role in meeting targets and the wider demand for housing.

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