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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‘A new deal for social housing’ green paper - LGA response

Councils are proud of their housing and the families that call it home, they are committed to improving standards, to empowering and supporting tenants, and to expanding the stock of social housing for those in need of a secure, quality, affordable home.

​​​​​​​LGA submission: The New Towns Act 1981- Regulations Consultation - 21 December 2017

We are pleased to submit some headline views on the draft regulations which will enable the creation, via further statutory instruments, of locally- led New Town Development Corporations.

Youth services and youth violence - House of Commons, 10 October 2018

The LGA has set out our vision for youth services as part of our Bright Futures campaign. We are calling on the Government to develop a similar vision that recognises the important contribution youth services make to our communities.

Working more effectively with local government: an introductory guide for sports providers to work more effectively with councils

This short guide is to help you get to the right people who will give you good advice/assistance about how to achieve the aims of your organisation.

Westminster Hall debate on the contribution to society of social workers House of Commons - 13 March 2018

In order to achieve consistently high quality outcomes for children, young people and their carers, social workers must have and maintain the skills and knowledge to establish effective relationships with children, adults and families, professionals in a range of agencies.

Westminster Hall debate on skills devolution in England, House of Commons, 23 January 2018

Research commissioned by the LGA reveals that the skills gap is worsening. By 2024 there will be more than four million too few high-skilled people to take up available jobs, two million too many with intermediate skills and more than six million too many low-skilled.

Westminster Hall debate on government policies on social mobility, Tuesday 11 July 2017

We want every resident to have a good quality of life and to aspire to improve their circumstances regardless of their background or where they live.

Westminster Hall Debate on foster care, House of Commons - 14 March 2018

Helping children and young people to fulfil their potential is a key ambition of all councils, but our children’s services are under increasing pressure.

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.

Use of receipts from Right to Buy sales - consultation response

Right now councils are housing 77,000 families and 125,000 homeless children in temporary accommodation, with a further million on waiting lists. The last time the country built enough homes councils built 40 per cent of them. We urgently need a renaissance in council house building. 

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