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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LGA response: MHCLG consultation on ‘Planning Reform: Supporting the high street and increasing the delivery of new homes’ (December 2018)

Councils are approving 9 in 10 planning application and in almost 70 per cent of planning appeal cases the Planning Inspectorate uphold councils’ decisions.

Briefing: independent review of build out – final report

A summary of the main recommendations of relevance to local government and the LGA's initial response.

Tenant Fees Bill, Report Stage, House of Lords, 11 December 2018

"Allowing councils to keep money from fines is helpful, but may not address the cost of the proactive work necessary to ensure letting agents are complying with the ban."

LGA Briefing: Debate on the Housing, Communities and Local Government Report: Private rented sector, House of Commons, 29 November 2018

The private rented sector has more than doubled in size since 2002. To accompany the rise in the number of private renters, councils have stepped up their engagement with landlords.

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill RS and 3rd Reading, 26 October 2018

We support the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill. Councils want their residents to live in homes that are decent, safe and secure, and councils’ housing teams work hard to ensure homes are fit for purpose.

LGA Response: BEIS consultation on inclusion of shale gas production projects in the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) regime

The LGA does not support the proposal to include major shale gas production projects in the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) regime. This will bypass the locally democratic planning system.

LGA response to the MHCLG consultation on Permitted development for shale gas exploration

The LGA does not support the proposal for a permitted development right for shale gas exploration. This will bypass the locally democratic planning system.

Tenant Fees Bill - Second Reading, House of Lords, 10 October 2018

We welcome the Tenant Fees Bill and we are pleased that the Bill received cross-party support in the House of Commons. The Government’s intention to make private rented accommodation more accessible is positive. Excessive letting agent fees are a concern for many tenants and councils.

Debate on government action to find multi-agency solutions to homelessness, House of Lords, 12 September 2018

Councils are providing temporary housing for over 70,000 households, including over 120,000 children. The net cost has tripled in the last three years.

Tenant Fees Bill - Briefing

We welcome the Tenant Fees Bill and the Government’s intention to make private rented accommodation more accessible.

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