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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The integration of policy-making in national and local government to achieve net zero carbon emissions - House of Lords- 21 April 2021

Net-zero can only be achieved with decarbonisation happening in every place across the country – that’s every household, community, business, and local economy.

Technological and lifestyle efforts to address climate change and meet the 2050 net zero carbon emissions target - House of Lords, 6 February 2020

Technological and lifestyle efforts have an important role to play in addressing climate change and meeting the net zero target, but responsibility cannot rest with individuals alone. Compelling, appropriate and affordable sustainable alternatives must be available to the general public to enable them to make sustainable choices.

Tackling litter in rural and urban areas | House of Lords

Tackling waste crime is a key priority for local authorities

Support for local authorities after Storm Eva | Westminster Hall

Councils have been at the forefront of activity ahead of, during and after flooding to support their residents and businesses.

Scrutinising Climate Action Event Blog

This overview will provide a summary of the key themes that emerged during the morning and afternoon session on 18 September 2020, as well as some practical advice identified by participants.

Resources and Waste Strategy summary, 20 December 2018

This briefing provides a summary of the Strategy, with a specific focus on those elements which are most likely to directly impact upon local government. The key concepts within the strategy are subject to consultation which is likely to take place from January 2019 onwards.

Reducing Plastic Waste, House of Commons Debate, 8 September 2021

Councils and households are working together to increase recycling rates, with plastic packaging collected by councils doubling over the past decade. Councils are ready to take on the challenge of improving recycling rates further.  

Priorities for COP26, House of Commons, 22 July 2021

Local government plays a leading role in accelerating the shift towards achieving net zero carbon. With nearly two thirds of councils in England aiming to be carbon neutral 20 years before the national target, councils are well placed to support Government to meet its net zero carbon ambitions by 2050.

Post-COVID-19 recovery strategies that will contribute to a fairer, cleaner, and more sustainable economy, House of Lords, Thursday 11 June 2020

We need to continue to improve air quality, protect against flooding, and ensure our transport, planning, waste and energy policies are sustainable. The LGA is committed to supporting local government to continue on this journey, particularly as we begin the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Permitted Development and shale gas exploration - House of Commons, debate 28 March 2019

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has recently consulted on proposals to introduce a permitted development right for shale gas exploration.i Shale gas exploration takes place in order to identify suitable sites for hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’), and can have a number of impacts on local communities.

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