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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LGA submission to DCLG technical consultation on Starter Homes regulations

This response has been agreed by the LGA's Environment, Economy, Housing and Transport (EEHT) Board.

LGA submission to the Work and Pensions Select Committee inquiry into Jobcentre Plus

Steps taken by DWP to influence the design of Jobcentre Plus (JCP) and co-design the Work and Health Programme with local areas are positive. However we are calling on the DWP to take a holistic approach to all employment services, and ensure funding for these services is devolved to all areas across England.

Unaccompanied children | Westminster Hall

We are working to ensure local authorities are able to deliver their duties and keep children safe.

Enterprise Bill

We want to work closely with Government on proposals on the Primary Authority Scheme, apprenticeships, non-domestic rates and plans for a public sector exit payment cap.

Budget 2016

The key messages in our 'On the Day' briefing for local government

Immigration Bill

Local authorities are responsible for preventing the most vulnerable migrants from falling into destitution and homelessness.

Educational Excellence Everywhere White Paper

The LGA opposes both forced academisation and the transfer of significant powers relating to education to unelected civil servants.

LGA submission the Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy inquiry into apprenticeships

The LGA welcomes the Government’s ambitious commitment to create three million new apprenticeships by 2020. However we have significant concerns about the proposed policy approach to achieve it.

Litter and fly-tipping in England | Westminster Hall

Local authorities dealt with a total of 900 thousand incidents of fly tipping in 2014/15, an increase of 5.6 per cent since 2013/14.

Local Government Finance Settlement 2016/17

The LGA has been working closely with Government on behalf of all councils to highlight the financial challenges they are facing over the Spending Review period.


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