Briefings and responses

On behalf of its membership, the cross-party LGA regularly submits to Government consultations, briefs parliamentarians and responds to a wide range of parliamentary inquiries. Our recent responses to government consultations and parliamentary briefings can be found here.

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Queen's Speech (May 2021): On-the-Day Briefing

This briefing details the new Bills of relevance to local government in the Queen's Speech and outlines our local government priorities.

Integration and innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all

This page summarises the Local Government Association (LGA) positions, priorities and concerns on the wide-ranging proposals in the white paper.

Prudential Code for Capital Finance in Local Authorities: LGA Consultation Response

The changes in the 2003 Local Government Act and 2003 Capital Finance Regulations that introduced the Prudential Code were a major step in freeing local government from centrally imposed borrowing controls

CIPFA Treasury Management in the Public Services: Code of Practice and Cross-Sectoral Guidance Notes. LGA consultation response.

The Treasury Management Code of Practice (“Treasury Management Code”) was introduced in 2001/02. Local authorities are required to “have regard” to the code in setting up and approving their Treasury Management arrangements.

Transforming the public health system: reforming the public health system for the challenges of our times

The response to, and recovery from, an emergency is carried out first and foremost at the local level. Better coordination between the local, regional and national levels of response and greater support for organisations involved in response planning is needed to share and apply learning from exercises and real-life events.

The integration of policy-making in national and local government to achieve net zero carbon emissions - House of Lords- 21 April 2021

Net-zero can only be achieved with decarbonisation happening in every place across the country – that’s every household, community, business, and local economy.

The online abuse of elected women representatives, House of Commons, 20 April 2021

Our sector-led improvement offer includes a series of programmes, campaigns and toolkits to help our membership encourage and support women, and those from other underrepresented groups, to run for political office.

LGA submission: The Future of the New Homes Bonus: consultation

The LGA believes that the New Homes Bonus (Bonus) should be separately funded and not drawn from a top slice of Revenue Support Grant or other grants. Drawing the Bonus from a top slice of RSG means that those councils who are unable to deliver homes above the baseline threshold lose out on core funding distributed on the basis of need.

Education Committee’s report: A plan for an adult skills and lifelong learning revolution, House of Commons, Thursday 15 April 2021

We welcome the recommendation of an ambitious, long-term strategy for adult skills and lifelong learning and that local authorities are awarded powers and funding to take on an enhanced statutory role for mapping, commissioning and delivery.


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