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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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Westminster Hall Debate, Flood Recovery Framework, 16 April 2024

Nationally, the successful delivery of flood and coastal erosion risk management and property flood resilience will only be successful with increased cooperation and cross-border partnership working between different organisations.

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Westminster Hall Debate, Flooding, 6 February 2024

The successful delivery of flood and coastal erosion risk management and property flood resilience is only going to be successful with increased cooperation and cross border partnership working. Long term plans should be developed with the Local Authorities.

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LGA submission to DEFRA's call for evidence: Local factors in managing flood and coastal erosion risk and Property Flood Resilience 29 March 2021

Councils are well placed to lead a local approach to flood defence, using their local knowledge to ensure that money is directed towards projects that best reflect local needs

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Flooding: Opposition Day Debate, House of Commons, 4 March 2020

A strategic national response to flooding is vital in supporting local efforts. All affected councils and areas should also have the opportunity to engage directly with the new cross-Whitehall Flood Recovery Taskforce. Councils should have their say in how the £4 billion the Government has committed to flooding over the next five years is spent.

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LGA response to DEFRA call for evidence on coastal erosion and flooding policy

Investment in flooding and coastal erosion relies heavily on public sector contributions. Councils are keen to play a part in securing wider contributions, but complex and time consuming processes make this difficult to achieve in practice.

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LGA response to draft National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) Strategy for England

DEFRA’s National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy sets out a variety of different measures to be delivered across risk management authorities, including Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFAs), district councils and highways authorities.

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Rivers Authorities and Land Drainage Bill 2017-19, May 2019

Lead Local Flood Authorities have a statutory role in local flood risk management. They should therefore be responsible for deciding how any additional local funds are spent in line with their local flood risk management strategies. Any new burdens arising from this work would need to be fully funded.

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Emergency Services | Westminster Hall

Local initiatives and innovation are important in increasing cooperation across the emergency services.

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Support for local authorities after Storm Eva | Westminster Hall

Councils have been at the forefront of activity ahead of, during and after flooding to support their residents and businesses.

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Coastal flood risk | Westminster Hall

The LGA has long called on the Government and the insurance industry to come to a new deal on providing affordable cover to those living in areas of high flood risk.

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