Briefings and responses

On behalf of its members, the cross-party LGA regularly briefs parliamentarians of all political affiliations on issues of concern and relevance to local government ahead of debates in Parliament. The most recent of these can be found here, as can the LGA's written responses to parliamentary inquiries, such as those held by Select Committees.

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Local Housing Allowance and Homelessness - House of Commons, 24 July 2019

Our latest analysis demonstrates that homelessness support (including temporary accommodation) faces a funding gap of £110 million in 2019/20, and £421 million in 2024/25. There are currently 83,700 homeless households in need of temporary accommodation and other forms of support from local authorities.

Debate on social housing, House of Commons, 13 June 2019

Social housing should be treated as an important national investment and seen as a desirable long-term option for a home.

Social Mobility - House of Commons, 12 June 2019

Local government works across a broad range of services that are important to social mobility. These include education, welfare, housing, family services and public health to name just a few. Councils are therefore uniquely placed to proactively contribute to improving social mobility of its residents.

Response to the Grenfell Tower Fire, House of Commons, 6 June 2019

Progress continues to be made in carrying out remediation to the 45 council-owned and 100 plus housing association-owned blocks with combinations of aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding and insulation that have been found not to meet the building regulation standards.

Residential construction sector, modern methods of construction, and the steps being taken to boost the housing supply, House of Lords, 24 April 2019

Councils once again have a key role in delivering more affordable housing and helping to build 300,000 new homes a year.

Debate on housing, House of Commons, 13 March 2019

Councils once again have a key role in delivering more affordable housing and helping to build 300,000 new homes a year.

The cost of unhealthy housing to the NHS, House of Commons, 26 February 2019

Councils have a key role to play in building good quality social homes, and in enforcing strong standards. In addition, local authorities must be empowered to provide access to the right infrastructure, through the planning system, to allow people to live healthy lives.

Debate on rough sleeping, House of Commons, 7 February 2019

Homelessness is a tragedy for all those it affects and is one of the most visible signs of the nation’s housing crisis.

LGA response to the MHCLG consultation ‘Reforming developer contributions: technical consultation on draft regulations’

"We consider that there is an urgent need to consolidate the CIL regulations into a single updated version to reflect the numerous changes made since its introduction."

The long-term commitment to increased provision of social housing to help to reduce housing costs, homelessness and housing benefit expenditure

The housing shortage is one of the most pressing issues we face. Councils have a key role in delivering more affordable housing and helping to build 300,000 new homes a year.

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