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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Supporting unaccompanied children | House of Lords

Councils have an excellent track record in welcoming unaccompanied children for many years and continue to work hard to support the many programmes for refugees and asylum seekers in current operation.

100% Business Rates Retention: Further consultation on the design of the reformed system

The LGA has responded to the Government’s further consultation on proposals for the reformed business rates retention system.

Adjournment debate on social homes for rent, House of Commons, Wednesday 6 December 2017

The national housing shortage is one of the most pressing issues we face. Councils are working with communities to ensure more homes are built, but only an increase of all types of housing – including those for affordable or social rent – will solve the housing crisis.

Adult social care funding frequently asked questions

This FAQ aims to set out a clearer picture, along with our latest understanding of the issues associated with the funding, and the positions the LGA is taking.

Autonomous and Electric Vehicles Bill Second Reading, House of Commons Monday 23 October 2017

The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill seeks to increase the access and availability of chargepoints for electric cars, while also giving the government powers to make it compulsory for chargepoints to be installed across the country at filling stations and enabling drivers of automated cars to be insured on UK roads.

Autumn Statement 2014

Read our 'On the day' briefing for local government.

Autumn Statement 2016

The Autumn Statement provides a formal update on the state of the economy, responds to the new economic and fiscal forecast from the Office for Budget Responsibility and announces the Government’s measures to promote economic growth.

Backbench business debate on refugees and unaccompanied asylum seeking children

Councils, working with central government, national partners and regional bodies, have shown great leadership in building additional capacity for children from the Calais camp at fast pace

Backbench business debate on the Social Mobility Commission's State of the Nation report

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.

Backbench Business Debate The rollout of Universal Credit, House of Commons, Thursday 16 November 2017

Many councils have been successful in developing innovative, cross-organisational approaches to delivering welfare reform locally. However, there have been substantial challenges presented by the scale of the reforms, including the introduction of UC alongside the wider reforms.

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