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 briefing - new DWP programme for the unemployed

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is preparing to launch a new Work and Health Programme (WHP) for people with health conditions and disabilities and those unemployed for over two years. It will replace the current Work Programme (WP) and Work Choice contracts.

Plans to deal with homelessness | House of Lords

Faced with increasing demand, reducing budgets, falling social housing and wide-ranging welfare reforms, it is clear that councils cannot tackle this challenge alone.

House of Lords debate on the elimination of HIV infection in the UK

Local government has collaborated with health and community partners to make the best use of resources, and ensure people receive the necessary advice and treatment when needed.

Government’s consultation on business rates retention

The consultation sets out issues that need to be considered prior to implementing the Government's proposals on further business rate retention.

Privatisation of the Land Registry | House of Commons

We are calling for Government to work collaboratively with councils throughout any transfer of ownership to a private company.

Investigatory Powers Bill

Key briefing and summary points for local government on the Investigatory Powers Bill.

Fixed Odds Betting Terminals | Westminster Hall debate

We are calling for the Government to deliver on its commitment to hold a triennial review of machine stakes.

School Funding Formula Consultation response

The LGA has today responded to the Department for Education's consultation on the introduction of a national funding formula for schools.

FGM | House of Lords

There are over 125,000 women in England and Wales estimated to be living with the consequences of FGM.

Housing and Planning Bill

On Thursday 12 May, the Housing and Planning Act received Royal Assent.


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