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 to Major Road Network proposal - 19 March 2018

The LGA has called for a fairer balance in the way Government treats and funds the Strategic Roads Network (SRN), which makes up less than 3 per cent of the country’s road network, compared to the local roads network, which makes the remaining 97 per cent.

The Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018, House of Lords, 20 March 2018

We are concerned by the lack of consultation undertaken ahead of the Information Commissioner’s Office new charging model being laid before Parliament.

LGA response to the BEIS consultation on amending the Energy Efficiency Regulations 2015

The LGA supports Government proposals to introduce a capped landlord contribution to the cost of meeting the minimum standard, replacing the current principle of “no upfront cost” to landlords.

LGA Briefing National Audit Office report into the financial sustainability of local authorities

We have repeatedly warned of the serious consequences of funding pressures facing local services from unprecedented funding reductions since 2010 and growing demand for services.

Westminster Hall Debate on foster care, House of Commons - 14 March 2018

Helping children and young people to fulfil their potential is a key ambition of all councils, but our children’s services are under increasing pressure.

Westminster Hall debate on the contribution to society of social workers House of Commons - 13 March 2018

In order to achieve consistently high quality outcomes for children, young people and their carers, social workers must have and maintain the skills and knowledge to establish effective relationships with children, adults and families, professionals in a range of agencies.

MHCLG consultation on the National Planning Policy Framework, March 2018

This LGA briefing provides a summary of the NPPF consultation proposals likely to be of most interest to local authorities.

Adult social care – key messages, March 2018

This LGA briefing contains information on adult social care funding and Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOCs).

The decline in the use of buses in England, House of Lords, 8 March 2018

A diverse range of bus services operate outside England’s major cities, from inter-urban connectors through small networks around towns to relatively long-distance services often providing the only transport link to small communities other than a private car.

Local authority reserves, March 2018

On 27 February 2018 council funding was discussed at Treasury Questions. The amount of money local authorities’ hold in their reserves was debated as part of this session. This briefing sets out the LGA’s key messages on the subject and our analysis which is based on the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government data.


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