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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Preventing homelessness in the context of the current spending review | House of Lords

Councils are delivering homelessness strategies that seek to respond to local conditions.

Changes to the level of local government funding | Westminster Hall

Key messages The Government forecasts the total funding available for council services to be broadly similar in 2019/20 as it is today. In the first year according to the provisional Local Government Finance Settlement there is a fall in ‘core spending power' of 2.8 per cent. Without any increase in council tax there is a fall of 5.3 percent.

Childcare Bill

Local government plays an important role in providing support to children in their early years.

Local democracy in the UK | House of Lords

Devolution within England is the most effective way to create jobs, build homes, strengthen healthy communities and protect the vulnerable.

NHS and Social Care Commission | House of Commons

Adult social care needs to be on a sustainable financial footing and the pressures on the system need to be properly understood.

The resettlement of Syrian Refugees | Westminster Hall debate

The LGA is working alongside the Government, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) to ensure individual needs are assessed so that the resettlement offers match people's requirements.

Levels of child poverty | Westminster Hall

Councils are best-placed to understand the range of needs faced by disadvantaged children.

Childhood Obesity Strategy | Backbench Business Committee Debate

Local government has a huge, central role to play in tackling this problem.

Psychoactive Substances Bill

The LGA strongly supports the move by the Government to ban the distribution, sale and supply of new psychoactive substances (NPS).

Support for local authorities after Storm Eva | Westminster Hall

Councils have been at the forefront of activity ahead of, during and after flooding to support their residents and businesses.


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