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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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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Illegal Migration Bill, consideration of Lords amendments, House of Commons, 12 July 2023

Local government would welcome discussions with Government on potential impacts on councils of the Illegal Migration Bill. Consideration of Lords amendments will take place in the House of Commons from 12 July 2023. 

Illegal Migration Bill, Third Reading, House of Lords, 10 July 2023

Local government would welcome discussions with Government on potential impacts on councils of the Illegal Migration Bill. The Third Reading of the Bill will take place in the House of Lords on 10 July 2023. 

Debate on Government policy on veterans, House of Commons, 28 June 2023

To improve the lives of the armed forces community across the whole country, councils want to work closely with the Government before, during and after the transition of service personnel into civilian life.

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Debate on the state of local government in England and the case for the reinvigoration of local democracy, 15 June 2023

Government should consider accelerating work to devolve greater legal and fiscal powers to local government, moving to long-term and sustainable funding arrangements, and enshrining the Charter of Local Self-Governance in UK law.

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Debate on accommodation of asylum-seeking children in hotels, House of Commons, 7 June 2023

There is consensus that a hotel is not the right place for children to be living. The LGA agrees with the Government in wanting the National Transfer Scheme (NTS) to work well in ensuring unaccompanied children.

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