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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Office of Government Property: RAAC Safety Briefing Notice

This letter details what RAAC is, its dangers, and the immediate actions that councils can take.

LGA submission to the Independent Review of the Construction Products Testing Regime

The LGA has direct experience of the failure of the construction product testing regime in two respects: the testing of cladding systems and the testing of fire doors.

LGA EEIS+ Consultation Response

The LGA believes the Emergency Evacuation Information Sharing (EEIS+) proposal could form the basis of a useful backup to the requirement for Responsible Persons to identify residents who are unable to self-evacuate and make every reasonable adjustment to ensure that they can do so, through the provision of a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan.

Building Safety Bill, Report Stage, House of Lords, 29 March 2022

The LGA has a set of core asks around the Building Safety Bill. These are addressed in order of priority.

Building Safety Bill, Committee Stage, House of Lords, 21 February 2022

The LGA has four core asks around the Building Safety Bill.

Building Safety Bill, Report Stage, House of Commons, 19 January 2022

No leaseholder should have to pay the costs of making their homes safe and the Secretary of State’s threat to use the legal system to ensure developers meet their responsibilities to leaseholders is a positive step in the right direction. However, leaseholders are not the only innocent victims of the construction industry’s failure to build safe homes.

Building Safety Bill, Second Reading, House of Commons, 21 July 2021

The most controversial aspect of the Bill remains the question of who pays to remediate the consequences of twenty years of systemic failure in building safety.


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