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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LGA submission to Ofgem’s Consultation on Future of local energy institutions and governance, May 2023

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’s consultation on potential amendments to the Persistent Organic Pollutants POPs regulation

The LGA welcomes the opportunity to comment on amendments to the regulation of POPs and the impact this could have on services that are highly valued by residents.

LGA response to ECO+ consultation

A short letter to the Economy Company Obligation Plus (ECO+) in response to the ECO+ consultation.

LGA submission to Review of Net Zero: call for evidence

The LGA welcomes the publication of Government’s Net Zero Strategy. It is our view that the next stage of work should be a deliverable plan that will help to coordinate the actions of the multiple players that are essential in achieving decarbonisation.

Review of Electricity Market Arrangements consultation

The LGA’s Environment, Economy, Housing and Transport Board (EEHT) considers energy supply and distribution to be one of the top three risks to growth, the environment, and the economy. EEHT will be asking representatives of the Distribution Network Operators, National Grid, Ofgem and BEIS to meetings to discuss the role of local government in this once-in-a-lifetime transition.

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.


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