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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Defra consultation on the revised Draft National Air Pollution Control Programme – Response from the LGA

The LGA’s recommendations for tackling urgent risks from air pollution based on the themes set out in the revised National Air Pollution Control Programme.

LGA submission to Ofgem’s call for input on ECO4 Guidance for Local Authorities

Councils want to work as partners with central government and Ofgem to tackle climate change with a focus on transitioning to net zero. Net zero can only be achieved with decarbonisation happening in every place across the country and this will require local leadership.

LGA response to Defra consultation on environmental targets

It is helpful to see Defra’s thinking on the scope of long-term environmental targets. As a next step, Defra needs to set out clear implementation plans with interim targets.

Energy Bill, Second Reading House of Lords, 19 July 2022

The LGA support the Government’s ambition to protect consumers from unfair pricing by enabling an extension of the price cap beyond 2023

LGA submission to All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ending the Need for Food Banks, inquiry on ‘Cash or food? Exploring effective responses to destitution’

Councils have demonstrated throughout the pandemic that they are uniquely placed to respond to local needs and reach their most vulnerable residents.

LGA response to consultation on developing the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS)

The first principle of the waste hierarchy is to prevent waste in the first place, and this is where action on net zero must focus.

LGA submission to Ofgem’s call for input on future of local energy institutions and governance

Councils want to work as partners with central government, and Ofgem, to tackle climate change with a focus on transitioning to net zero.

LGA response to Defra Consultation on biodiversity net gain regulations and implementation

We support the principle of biodiversity net gain and the broader ambitions of the 25 Year Environment Plan to be the first generation to leave our natural environment in a better state than we found it.

LGA submission to the Office for Environmental Protections draft strategy and draft enforcement policy consultation

Councils want to work as partners with the OEP to defend environmental law and are well-placed to do this as place-shapers, convenors of communities and partners, delivery agents, commissioners, and owners of assets.


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