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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Budget 2015

Read our 'On the day' briefing for local government.

Summer Budget 2015

Our 'On the day' briefing for local government

Autumn Statement 2014

Read our 'On the day' briefing for local government.

Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015

Our 'On the Day Briefing' for local government

Finance Settlement 2015

Read our 'On the day' briefing for local government

Changes to the level of local government funding | Westminster Hall

Key messages The Government forecasts the total funding available for council services to be broadly similar in 2019/20 as it is today. In the first year according to the provisional Local Government Finance Settlement there is a fall in ‘core spending power' of 2.8 per cent. Without any increase in council tax there is a fall of 5.3 percent.

Local Government Finance Settlement 2016/17

The LGA has been working closely with Government on behalf of all councils to highlight the financial challenges they are facing over the Spending Review period.

Budget 2016

The key messages in our 'On the Day' briefing for local government

Enterprise Bill

We want to work closely with Government on proposals on the Primary Authority Scheme, apprenticeships, non-domestic rates and plans for a public sector exit payment cap.

Government’s consultation on business rates retention

The consultation sets out issues that need to be considered prior to implementing the Government's proposals on further business rate retention.


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