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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Information on support available for parents and carers of infants

The proposed Private Members’ Bill, Support for Infants and Parents etc (Information) Bill 2023-24 is a bill to make provision for and in connection with the making available of information about support available for infants, parents and carers of infants, and prospective parents and carers, including reporting requirements relating to such support.

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Spring Budget 2024: On-the-day briefing

Our Spring Budget 2024 on-the-day briefing summarises the key announcements for councils and provides an initial LGA view.

LGA response : Local audit in England Code of Audit Practice. Draft Code Consultation

This response has been cleared by the LGA’s Economy and Resources Board.

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LGA response: Consultation: addressing the local audit backlog in England

This response has been cleared by the LGA’s Economy and Resources Board.

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Motion to take note of International Women’s Day and the steps taken to promote the economic inclusion of women, 8 March 2024

It is vital that local government reflect the communities it serves. Women make up 76 per cent of employees in the local government workforce. Still only 33 per cent of councillors in England are women.

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LGA’s response to DLUHC technical consultation on the Building Safety Levy (BSL)

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities held a consultation from 23 January to 20 February 2024 which sought views on the design and implementation of the building safety levy, which will apply to certain new residential buildings requiring building control approval in England.

LGA submission to Government’s Consultation on Heat Network Zoning, 26 February 2024

Councils need to play a pivotal role in effective energy system planning and operation at the sub national level. Councils, as planning authorities, shape place through the Local Plan making process and through location specific Masterplans.

House of Commons debate on language in politics, 29 February 2024

Language in public life in the local context.

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PQs: Skills shortages affecting business and industry

Councils and combined authorities have an important and wide-reaching role in the skills system and their local economy.

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Westminster Hall Debate on Digital exclusion: A debate on digital exclusion

The LGA is calling on DSIT to coordinate the multiple bodies involved in the Public Switch Telephone Network switchover (digital phone switchover). Coordination and accountability are vital to align communications messaging and ensure sectors and consumers, including the most vulnerable, are protected and prepared for the upgrade process.

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