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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UK-EU revised agreement of 17 October 2019 on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union

Since the referendum, the LGA has taken a neutral position on the UK’s membership of the EU.

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Brexit - December 2019

As the Withdrawal Agreement Bill passes through Parliament, this briefing highlights the key opportunities and risks for communities and councils in advance of exit day on 31 January 2020.

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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.

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EU Settled Status Pilots Briefing

The LGA has been part of a wide steering group on Settled Status, ensuring that the voice of local government is heard by the Home Office, offering advice around consultation with local government, and ensuring that all tiers and areas of local government are represented.

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Brexit “No Deal” briefing for councils

In this paper, we are summarising for councils both the “known” and “unknowns” under a ‘no deal’ scenario for local government from national advice.

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No Deal and Local Government briefing - August 2018

This paper offers the headline issues for local government under a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario and advises Government on the key issues that would need to be addressed through national action.

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The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Since the referendum in 2016, the LGA has been highlighting the most important risks and opportunities for local government resulting from the UK’s exit from the EU.

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, Ping Pong, House of Commons, 12 June 2018

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill will convert the entire body of EU law into UK law, with the intention of allowing businesses to continue operating and providing fairness to individuals, knowing the rules have not changed when the UK leaves the EU.

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Opposition Day Debate on Brexit, House of Commons - 16 May 2018

The White Paper Legislating for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU states that leaving the EU is an opportunity to ensure returning “power sits closer to the people of the UK than ever before”. It includes a commitment to continue to champion devolution to local government.

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House of Commons debate on the Industrial Strategy, 18 April 2018

As we leave the European Union, the Government’s industrial strategy provides an opportunity to drive the creation of a successful, world-leading economy. We welcome the strong focus on place as one of the five foundations of productivity and the building block of local industrial strategies.

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