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 Response to DCMS Consultation on Society Lottery Reform

Proposals to increase the threshold for defining small society lotteries would mean local authorities having to regulate a larger number of operators.  

Debate on government action to find multi-agency solutions to homelessness, House of Lords, 12 September 2018

Councils are providing temporary housing for over 70,000 households, including over 120,000 children. The net cost has tripled in the last three years.

LGA response to Future of Mobility call for evidence, 10 September 2018

Over the past year our members have placed increased importance on the future of mobility and therefore it is a policy area where the LGA has become more active.

Westminster Hall Debate on findings of the Care Crisis Review House of Commons - 5 September 2018

The increase in care applications highlighted by the Care Crisis review is alarming. However, it must be set within the wider context of rising demand and pressure across the children’s social care system, which illustrates the growing number of children and families who now rely on state support.

LGA briefing: organised crime and young people’s safety, House of Commons 5 September 2018

Local government has a key role to play in protecting children and young people from involvement in, and the impact of, organised crime.

Tenant Fees Bill - Briefing

We welcome the Tenant Fees Bill and the Government’s intention to make private rented accommodation more accessible.

No Deal and Local Government briefing - August 2018

This paper offers the headline issues for local government under a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario and advises Government on the key issues that would need to be addressed through national action.

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