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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UK Shared Prosperity Fund - House of Commons, 5 September 2019

The UK’s exit from the EU represents an opportunity to provide local areas with new ways to manage their economies. We have made the case for reforming the funding landscape to secure better outcomes and a key chance to deliver this priority is the design of the UKSPF.

Debate on high streets and town centres in 2030, House of Commons, 13 June 2019

We welcome the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee’s recommendation that the business rates system needs to be modernised to ensure online business make a fair contribution.

House of Commons debate on the Industrial Strategy, 18 April 2018

As we leave the European Union, the Government’s industrial strategy provides an opportunity to drive the creation of a successful, world-leading economy. We welcome the strong focus on place as one of the five foundations of productivity and the building block of local industrial strategies.

LGA Industrial Strategy Briefing: 1 December 2017

This briefing summarises the main announcements in the industrial strategy of relevance to local government and sets out the Local Government Association’s response.

Westminster Hall debate on government policies on social mobility, Tuesday 11 July 2017

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.

LGA response to Britain’s Industrial Strategy

The Government’s industrial strategy provides a critical opportunity to drive the creation of a successful, world-leading economy and the LGA welcomes the Government’s ambition to drive growth and tackle the economic imbalances in different parts of the country.

Digital Economy Bill

Key briefing and summary points for local government on the Digital Economy Bill.

Debate on the rollout of superfast broadband to rural communities | House of Commons, 21 February 2017

Access to fast and reliable broadband is a necessity for households and businesses in the UK.

Britain’s Industrial Strategy

This briefing summarises the main announcements in the industrial strategy of relevance to local government and sets out the Local Government Association’s response.

The Midlands Engine | Westminster Hall Debate

Councils need greater freedom from national government to take decisions over vital services in their areas.

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