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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Superfast broadband roll-out | Westminster Hall debate

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

Rollout of superfast fibre broadband | House of Lords

Councils have continually raised on-going concerns over residents' lack of access to fast and reliable broadband especially in rural areas

Broadband Universal Service Obligation | House of Commons

The LGA has worked with Government and Parliament to raise councils’ ongoing concerns over residents’ lack of access to fast and reliable broadband. Many rural areas, in particular, struggle with speeds of less than 2Mbps while others are unable to receive broadband at all.

The Midlands Engine | Westminster Hall Debate

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

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.

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.

Digital Economy Bill

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

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.

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 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.

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