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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Housing White Paper – Local Government Association consultation response

The Housing White Paper presents an important shift in the government’s housing strategy on a number of fronts.

100% Business Rates Retention: Further consultation on the design of the reformed system

The LGA has responded to the Government’s further consultation on proposals for the reformed business rates retention system.

Introduction of Medical Examiners and Reforms to Death Certification in England and Wales

This response has been informed by extensive discussions with representatives of councils and from the evidence and learning from the two major piloting areas, Sheffield and Gloucestershire.

Local government priorities, general election manifestos, April 2017

All parts of local government – counties, districts, London Boroughs, metropolitan areas and unitary authorities – have a key role helping to generate economic growth, build homes with relevant services and infrastructure, strengthen communities, and protect vulnerable people in all parts of the country.

General Election 2017: status of the outgoing Government's policies

This briefing identifies Government policy initiatives and projects relevant to local government, providing an assessment of their status given the General Election. It also provides an update on the status of key legislation.

LGA response to Britain’s Industrial Strategy

The Government’s industrial strategy provides a critical opportunity to drive the creation of a successful, world-leading economy and the LGA welcomes the Government’s ambition to drive growth and tackle the economic imbalances in different parts of the country.

Adult social care funding frequently asked questions

This FAQ aims to set out a clearer picture, along with our latest understanding of the issues associated with the funding, and the positions the LGA is taking.

Legislating for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU

This briefing provides an analysis of the recent Government White Paper: ‘Legislating for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union’.

Response to Consultation on Cipfa Prudential Code for Capital Finance in Local Authorities and Cipfa Treasury Management Code of Practice

The LGA is of the opinion that the arrangements introduced in 2002 (Treasury Management code) and 2004 (Prudential Code) have worked well and provide a good governance framework to be followed by local authorities. We are therefore of the strong opinion that the present review should not fundamentally alter these arrangements. General points

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