Briefings and responses

On behalf of its membership, the cross-party LGA regularly submits to Government consultations, briefs parliamentarians and responds to a wide range of parliamentary inquiries. Our recent responses to government consultations and parliamentary briefings can be found here.

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Constitutional Convention Bill

The LGA is calling for a convention to debate and agree a constitutional settlement for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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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.

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Dementia care services

A number of health and wellbeing boards are actively prioritising dementia and promoting dementia friendly communities.

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Elected mayors and the future of local government | Westminster Hall

Devolution to local areas will require enhanced arrangements for democratic engagement and oversight.

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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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Summer Budget 2015

Our 'On the day' briefing for local government

Coastal flood risk | Westminster Hall

The LGA has long called on the Government and the insurance industry to come to a new deal on providing affordable cover to those living in areas of high flood risk.

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Tackling rogue landlords and improving the private rental sector

Councils work in partnership with investors and landlords of all tenures to raise standards across the private rented sector.

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Tackling litter in rural and urban areas | House of Lords

Tackling waste crime is a key priority for local authorities

Increasing the supply of affordable housing | House of Lords

Local government can play a central role in meeting targets and the wider demand for housing.

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