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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Non-Domestic Rating Bill, Report Stage, House of Lords, latest Amendments, September 2023

The Non-Domestic Rating Bill implements a number of changes to the system of non-domestic rates (known as business rates) in England and Wales.

Business Rates Avoidance and Evasion Consultation

This response has been agreed by the lead members of the LGA Economy and Resources Board.

Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill, Report Stage, House of Lords, 13 September 2023

The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill acts upon long running asks from councils and the LGA for further devolution in England. We are pleased that the Government has proposed to speed up the process and make good on its commitment to offer all of England the opportunity to benefit from a devolution deal by 2030. It is also important that councils of all sizes are engaged in the devolution process.

Online Safety Bill, Consideration of Lords Amendments, House of Commons - 12 September 2023

The regulation proposed in this Bill is aimed at ensuring platforms have systems and processes in place to deal with illegal and harmful content and their associated risk, particularly to children and young people.

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Westminster Hall Debate: Access to broadband services, 6 September 2023

Central government should work in partnership with local government to co-design future digital inclusion policy to ensure communities are not at risk of being left behind, building on the recommendations from the LGA’s recent digital exclusion report.

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LGA submission to the APPG for Housing and Planning inquiry into developer contributions

Councils need a developer contribution system that is transparent, efficient and effective in bringing forward the affordable housing and funding for the strategic and local infrastructure communities need.

Online Safety Bill, Third Reading, House of Lords - 6 September 2023

The LGA recognises the delicate balance this legislation must maintain between preserving users’ freedom of expression and civil liberties whilst also protecting users from harmful content.

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Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill, Report Stage, House of Lords, 4 September 2023

The Government has proposed to speed up the process and make good on its commitment to offer all of England the opportunity to benefit from a devolution deal by 2030. It is also important that councils of all sizes are engaged in the devolution process.

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Business Rates Improvement Relief: Draft regulations consultation

The Local Government Association (LGA) is here to support, promote and improve local government.

Consultation on proposals to exempt categories of dwellings from the council tax premiums in England

The Local Government Association (LGA) is here to support, promote and improve local government. We will fight local government's corner and support councils through challenging times by making the case for greater devolution, helping councils tackle their challenges and assisting them to deliver better value for money services.

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