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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Increasing the supply of affordable housing | House of Lords

Local government can play a central role in meeting targets and the wider demand for housing.

Tackling rogue landlords and improving the private rental sector

Councils work in partnership with investors and landlords of all tenures to raise standards across the private rented sector.

Preventing homelessness in the context of the current spending review | House of Lords

Councils are delivering homelessness strategies that seek to respond to local conditions.

Immigration Bill

Local authorities are responsible for preventing the most vulnerable migrants from falling into destitution and homelessness.

Privatisation of the Land Registry | House of Commons

We are calling for Government to work collaboratively with councils throughout any transfer of ownership to a private company.

Plans to deal with homelessness | House of Lords

Faced with increasing demand, reducing budgets, falling social housing and wide-ranging welfare reforms, it is clear that councils cannot tackle this challenge alone.

Effect of Government proposals on supported housing | House of Commons

Local authorities have the ultimate responsibility to support, safeguard, care for and house vulnerable members of their community.

LGA briefing - Neighbourhood Planning Bill, House of Commons, Public Bill Committee, Tuesday 25 October 2016

House of Commons, Public Bill Committee, Tuesday 25 October 2016 Key messages

LGA briefing - Neighbourhood Planning Bill House of Commons, Public Bill Committee, Thursday 20 October 2016

We support Amendment 23 tabled by Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP,Teresa Pearce MP and Jim McMahon MP. This would remove from the Bill all the provisions relating to restrictions of the use of planning conditions by local planning authorities

LGA Briefing - Neighbourhood Planning Bill, House of Commons, Report Stage and Third Reading, 13 December 2016

Local government shares the Government's ambition to increase housing supply. Councils want to play a lead role in building new homes and support measures that will enable councils to capture the value from increased land prices on land they acquire for development.

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