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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Devolution to English cities in the light of Lord Heseltine’s report ‘Empowering English cities’, House of Lords, 17 July 2019

Local leaders should be given the responsibility and funding to address long-standing challenges and maximise opportunities. Bringing power and resources closer to people is the key to delivering better outcomes for communities and inclusive growth across the country.

LGA Industrial Strategy Briefing: 1 December 2017

This briefing summarises the main announcements in the industrial strategy of relevance to local government and sets out the Local Government Association’s response.

Debate on devolution and district councils, House of Commons, Wednesday 15 November 2017

LGA briefing on the House of Commons debate on devolution and district councils, Wednesday 15 November 2017

House of Lords Debate on the rural economy, Thursday 2 November 2017

Non-metropolitan areas account for a significant proportion (56 per cent) of England’s economic output.

Local democracy in the UK | House of Lords

Devolution within England is the most effective way to create jobs, build homes, strengthen healthy communities and protect the vulnerable.

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill

The Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill is a positive step as it stands to give areas the range of powers they need.

Constitutional Convention Bill

The LGA is calling for a convention to debate and agree a constitutional settlement for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Elected mayors and the future of local government | Westminster Hall

Devolution to local areas will require enhanced arrangements for democratic engagement and oversight.

Elected mayors and the future of local government | Westminster Hall debate

The adoption of elected mayors has been put forward as a condition of substantial devolution, but there is no evidence that good governance can be delivered through this model alone.

Implications of the constitutional changes in the Gracious Speech

A wider conversation on the constitutional settlement is needed to secure the position of local government across the United Kingdom.

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