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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Quality and viability of the residential care sector | House of Lords

Debate in light of the Government's decision to delay the implementation of the care cost cap.

Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015

Our 'On the Day Briefing' for local government

LGA submission to the Work and Pensions Select Committee Welfare-to-work inquiry

The LGA is calling for powers, funding and responsibilities on employment and skills to be devolved to councils so they can plan investment in their area, reduce long term unemployment and maximise opportunities for joint working.

Autumn Statement 2014

Read our 'On the day' briefing for local government.

Care Act phase two reforms

On 1 July the Chair of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, wrote to the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP.

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.


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