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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Unaccompanied children | Westminster Hall

We are working to ensure local authorities are able to deliver their duties and keep children safe.

The role of local residents and developers in the planning system, House of Commons, 12 June 2018

The planning process needs developers, councils and local communities to work together to create effective partnerships. The earlier in the planning process these relationships are built, the more likely it is that positive outcomes will be achieved.

The resettlement of Syrian Refugees | Westminster Hall debate

The LGA is working alongside the Government, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) to ensure individual needs are assessed so that the resettlement offers match people's requirements.

Supporting refugee and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children

Councils in England currently look after 69,500 children who are unable to live with their birth parents, a figure that has increased by just under 2,500 over the past three years.

Subsidised bus services in England | House of Lords

Key messages Councils have a statutory duty to subsidise funding for the concessionary travel scheme in England. The scheme provides pensioners and disabled people with free off-peak travel on all local bus services in England.

Social mobility | House of Lords

There is clear evidence that where people are born into or experience poverty, it significantly impacts on their life chances.

Local Authority support for the Syrian Resettlement Programme

Local authorities lead on work with local partners and local communities to help families settle into their new homes.

Local authority support for child refugees, 2 November 2017

Councils have a strong track record in welcoming asylum seeking children.

Joint response: Windrush lessons learned review, October 2018

A joint submission from the LGA and No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) Network in response to the consultation flags the issues around council support for those with NRPF more broadly.

Immigration Bill

Local authorities are responsible for preventing the most vulnerable migrants from falling into destitution and homelessness.

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