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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Subsidised bus services in England | House of Lords

In this year alone (2016), total bus mileage in England outside London decreased by 2.8 per cent, the largest annual decrease since 2003/04.

Bus Services Bill

Key summary points and briefings for local government on the Bus Services Bill.

Tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities consultation - LGA submission

As well as submitting this response the LGA hopes we can continue to work with Government to suggest improvements to the strategy and ensure we meet the Government’s responsibilities in delivering clean air across the country.

Debate on the future of Taxi and Private Hire Vehicles (PHV), House of Commons

Current legislation for the licensing of taxi and private hire vehicles (PHVs) is inadequate and outdated.

Autonomous and Electric Vehicles Bill Second Reading, House of Commons Monday 23 October 2017

The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill seeks to increase the access and availability of chargepoints for electric cars, while also giving the government powers to make it compulsory for chargepoints to be installed across the country at filling stations and enabling drivers of automated cars to be insured on UK roads.

LGA submission to the future of lane rental consultation, 27 October 2017

The LGA supports the further roll out of lane rental to any authority that wishes to make use of the powers. We would also support more options being considered developing the Government’s proposed super permits. 

LGA response to DfT Draft Accessibility Action Plan, 15 November 2017

The LGA welcomes the ambition behind the draft accessibility action plan. It is vitally important that as many transport options as possible are open to everyone and councils will do all they can to help meet the goals contained within the plan.

LGA response to Clean Air Fund, 5 January 2018

Complicated national criteria for competitive funds will waste resource and slow down the UK reaching compliance. The LGA also believes that there is more scope for the Government to take national steps to hasten the transition to low emission vehicles.

LGA response to Strategic Route Network proposal, 7 February 2018

The LGA welcomed the creation of Highways England and the Road Improvement Strategy (RIS). Long term funding certainty and sustained investment are welcome developments for the strategic network.

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