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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Integration and innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all

This page summarises the Local Government Association (LGA) positions, priorities and concerns on the wide-ranging proposals in the white paper.

Prudential Code for Capital Finance in Local Authorities: LGA Consultation Response

The changes in the 2003 Local Government Act and 2003 Capital Finance Regulations that introduced the Prudential Code were a major step in freeing local government from centrally imposed borrowing controls

CIPFA Treasury Management in the Public Services: Code of Practice and Cross-Sectoral Guidance Notes. LGA consultation response.

The Treasury Management Code of Practice (“Treasury Management Code”) was introduced in 2001/02. Local authorities are required to “have regard” to the code in setting up and approving their Treasury Management arrangements.

Transforming the public health system: reforming the public health system for the challenges of our times

The response to, and recovery from, an emergency is carried out first and foremost at the local level. Better coordination between the local, regional and national levels of response and greater support for organisations involved in response planning is needed to share and apply learning from exercises and real-life events.

The integration of policy-making in national and local government to achieve net zero carbon emissions - House of Lords- 21 April 2021

Net-zero can only be achieved with decarbonisation happening in every place across the country – that’s every household, community, business, and local economy.

The online abuse of elected women representatives, House of Commons, 20 April 2021

Our sector-led improvement offer includes a series of programmes, campaigns and toolkits to help our membership encourage and support women, and those from other underrepresented groups, to run for political office.

Education Committee’s report: A plan for an adult skills and lifelong learning revolution, House of Commons, Thursday 15 April 2021

We welcome the recommendation of an ambitious, long-term strategy for adult skills and lifelong learning and that local authorities are awarded powers and funding to take on an enhanced statutory role for mapping, commissioning and delivery.

Building an inclusive society in the post-pandemic world - steps that national and local government will need to take to achieve an inclusive society in the UK

Local government’s delivery of public services during the response to COVID-19 demonstrates the value of place-based leadership.

LGA submission to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on the Future Buildings Standard 13 April 2021

The LGA welcomes the Government’s second stage of proposals for non-domestic and domestic standards that will support achieving the UK’s commitment to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.

LGA submission to DEFRA's call for evidence: Local factors in managing flood and coastal erosion risk and Property Flood Resilience 29 March 2021

Councils are well placed to lead a local approach to flood defence, using their local knowledge to ensure that money is directed towards projects that best reflect local needs

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