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.

Twenty years of Devolution - House of Commons, 11 July 2019

The UK system of devolution is unequal. Councils across England need to be given control over public services and investments.

LGA Briefing: Democratic accountability and devolution in England, House of Lords, 13 December 2018

As the UK exits the European Union (EU), national and local government should consider how communities in England can take greater control over the public service and investment decisions that affect their lives.

Westminster Hall debate on skills devolution in England, House of Commons, 23 January 2018

Research commissioned by the LGA reveals that the skills gap is worsening. By 2024 there will be more than four million too few high-skilled people to take up available jobs, two million too many with intermediate skills and more than six million too many low-skilled.

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.

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