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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Children and Families Act 2014 (Get in on the Act)

An introduction to the Act and its consequences for local government.

Budget 2015

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

Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

Many councils have concerns about the impact of clustering of betting shops on their areas, as well as the associated numbers of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs).

City regions and metro mayors | Westminster Hall

The LGA is calling for powers to be devolved locally.

Superfast broadband roll-out | Westminster Hall debate

Access to fast and reliable broadband is vital infrastructure for supporting growth, particularly in rural areas.

Increasing the supply of affordable housing | House of Lords

Local government can play a central role in meeting targets and the wider demand for housing.

Implications of the constitutional changes in the Gracious Speech

A wider conversation on the constitutional settlement is needed to secure the position of local government across the United Kingdom.

Tackling rogue landlords and improving the private rental sector

Councils work in partnership with investors and landlords of all tenures to raise standards across the private rented sector.

Tackling litter in rural and urban areas | House of Lords

Tackling waste crime is a key priority for local authorities

Coastal flood risk | Westminster Hall

The LGA has long called on the Government and the insurance industry to come to a new deal on providing affordable cover to those living in areas of high flood risk.

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