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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‘A new deal for social housing’ green paper - LGA response

Councils are proud of their housing and the families that call it home, they are committed to improving standards, to empowering and supporting tenants, and to expanding the stock of social housing for those in need of a secure, quality, affordable home.

​​​​​​​LGA submission: The New Towns Act 1981- Regulations Consultation - 21 December 2017

We are pleased to submit some headline views on the draft regulations which will enable the creation, via further statutory instruments, of locally- led New Town Development Corporations.

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Youth services and youth violence - House of Commons, 10 October 2018

The LGA has set out our vision for youth services as part of our Bright Futures campaign. We are calling on the Government to develop a similar vision that recognises the important contribution youth services make to our communities.

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World Social Work Day, House of Commons, 18 March 2021

To ensure councils can continue to support their most vulnerable residents, it is crucial Government brings forward plans for long-term reform to the adult social care system and additional funding for child and family support services. As a starting point, returning the Early Intervention Grant to 2010/11 funding levels by providing an extra £1.7 billion would enable councils to reinstate some lost preventative and early help services which help tackle and prevent emerging problems and avoid costs and impact escalating later on.

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Working more effectively with local government: an introductory guide for sports providers to work more effectively with councils

This short guide is to help you get to the right people who will give you good advice/assistance about how to achieve the aims of your organisation.

Westminster Hall Debate: SEND provision

Councils share the Government’s ambition of making sure every child with SEND gets the high-quality support that they need. The previous reforms to the SEND system set out in the Children and Families Act 2014 have, however, failed to achieve the goal of improving provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

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Westminster Hall Debate: School Attendance

A Westminster Hall Debate on School Attendance

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Westminster Hall Debate: Nursery Provision in the South West

High-quality early years provision can have a positive impact on children, particularly disadvantaged children, in terms of their immediate development and long-term outcomes.

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Westminster Hall Debate: Net zero targets and decarbonising transport, House of Commons, Tuesday 4 February 2020

We are calling for the devolution of the bus service operator grant and for all councils to be given the ability to franchise local services.

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Westminster Hall Debate: Credit unions and the cost of living, 18 July 2023

The current UK financial sector is not well suited for many low-income households. The case for supporting people to access affordable and responsible finance from organisations like credit unions and Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs) is clear.

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