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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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Debate on the costs associated with illegal immigration, House of Commons, 7 May 2024

Councils want to work with government on developing and funding a better system for accommodating and supporting asylum seekers.

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Westminster Hall debate on citizens’ assemblies and local democracy

Local government is committed to innovative community engagement with residents to identify key issues in their communities and co-produce solutions. Many councils have adopted methodologies such as citizens’ assemblies, juries and panels to help engage with voices and communities who might otherwise not be heard.

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LGA submission to DLUHC’s consultation on reforms to social housing allocations

The Department for Housing, Levelling Up and Communities held a consultation from 30 January to 26 March 2024 on proposed changes to the social housing allocation system, and proposals relating to existing tenants living in social housing.

Motion to take note of International Women’s Day and the steps taken to promote the economic inclusion of women, 8 March 2024

It is vital that local government reflect the communities it serves. Women make up 76 per cent of employees in the local government workforce. Still only 33 per cent of councillors in England are women.

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House of Commons debate on language in politics, 29 February 2024

Language in public life in the local context.

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Debate on the potential merits of extending the Homes for Ukraine Scheme, House of Commons, 6 February 2024

Local authorities have been at the forefront of the Ukraine response and have stepped up fast-paced support. The LGA would like to work with the Government to review and confirm the funding needed to meet the short- and long-term needs of all Ukrainian arrivals and those opening their homes to them, regardless of their route to the UK.

Debate on parliamentary democracy and standards in public life, House of Lords, 11 January 2024

Democracy and standards in public life are vital at a national and local level. However, increasing levels of toxicity in public and political discourse are deterring people from standing for election and representing their local communities.

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Safe and Legal Routes Cap Consultation

The Home Office is consulting with councils on a cap on safe and legal routes to the UK with a deadline of 15 December. Please read some views from the LGA to inform responses.

Westminster Hall Debate: Credit unions and the cost of living, 18 July 2023

The current UK financial sector is not well suited for many low-income households. The case for supporting people to access affordable and responsible finance from organisations like credit unions and Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs) is clear.

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