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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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Contribution of sport to society and economy with particular reference to impact on young people’s health and wellbeing and to community sport, 16 May

Sport and leisure play a positive role in promoting the health and well-being of people and their communities, with local councils continuing to work hard to provide these services despite financial constraints.

Question on steps being taken to protect regional arts organisations and facilities funded by local authorities

The situation facing councils on cultural investment is a significant challenge, given that half of councils are facing reductions.

Debate on fiscal support for tourism and hospitality in coastal areas, 22 February 2024

Financial pressures on local government are limiting the ability of coastal local authorities to regenerate and support their towns. We are calling on the Government to provide long-term, sustainable funding for our seaside towns in the Spending Review.

Debate on contribution of the Arts to the economy and the society, House of Lords, 1 February 2024

The arts make a significant contribution to the economy and society. The LGA’s Commission on Culture and Local Government drew together evidence of its contribution to resilient places, economic recovery, social mobility and addressing health inequalities.

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LGA response: Introduction of a use class for short term lets and associated permitted development rights, June 2023

Local government has been raising concerns about the impact of unregulated growth in this sector for some time. It is a national issue, with the impacts of short-term letting found across the country. We have drafted this response alongside our response to the DCMS consultation on introducing a registration scheme.

LGA response: Consultation on a registration scheme for short-term lets in England, June 2023

We have drafted this response alongside our response to the DLUHC consultation on introducing a new use class for short-term lets. It will be vital that both the planning use class changes and the registration scheme are introduced alongside each other, as neither will be effective without the other mechanism.

Debate on Report from the National Plan for Sport and Recreation Committee: 'A national plan for sport, health and wellbeing', House of Lords, 9 February 2023

In December 2021, the Committee published the report A national plan for sport, health and wellbeing. The key recommendations to the Government were to develop a national plan for sport, health and wellbeing, featuring a new delivery and funding structure and strengthened monitoring and evaluation metrics.

Parliamentary debate: Government support for leisure centres

Councils in England are currently the biggest funder of sport and leisure services and facilities. Leisure operators face bills up to 200 percent higher this year compared to 2019 (the last normal operating year), with costs set to grow by up to 240 percent next year.

Briefing note for councils and leisure providers – mitigating the impact of rising utility costs on leisure services

This briefing note on the impact of utilities on leisure services has been jointly produced by ukactive and the Local Government Association for councils and for operators running council-owned facilities.

LGA response: Developing a tourist accommodation scheme in England, 21 September 2022

Councils have been raising concerns about the impact of unregulated growth in the tourist accommodation sector for some time. We welcome Government’s exploration of the issue and urge Government to take meaningful action to rebalance the impacts of this growth industry.

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