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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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, 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.

House of Lords debate, Leaseholders and Building Safety, 25 November 2021

The LGA welcomes the introduction of the Building Safety Bill and the Fire Safety Act. We believe these important pieces of legislation will strengthen the building safety system in the UK, especially in relation to new buildings. It is, therefore, an important step in the right direction.

House of Commons debate, Fire safety in retirement communities, 9 November 2021

We welcome the introduction of the Fire Safety Act and the Building Safety Bill and hope they will be an important step in the right direction. We are however concerned about some of the practicalities of the implementation of new fire safety legislation for both resident safety and local authorities.

Reducing fire risk in high rise social housing, House of Commons debate, September 2021

We welcome the introduction of the Fire Safety Act and the Building Safety Bill and hope they will be an important step in the right direction. We are however concerned about some of the practicalities of the implementation of new fire safety legislation for both resident safety and local authorities.

Fire Safety Bill: Consideration of the Lords amendments, House of Commons, 24 February 2021

We welcome the introduction of the Fire Safety Bill and hope it will be an important step in the right direction. We are concerned about some of the practicalities of the Bill, how it aligns with the building safety proposals the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is preparing, and the costs it may impose on councils and other building owners.

LGA response to Fire Safety Consultation

The LGA believes that some form of statutory guidance will probably be necessary in order to avoid putting responsible persons in the impossible position of having legal duties to review fire risk assessments that they cannot fulfil as a result of a shortage of competent, insured assessors.

Fire Safety Bill: Report Stage, House of Lords, 17 November 2020

To ensure the legislation is successful in protecting lives, national government must ensure that local government is reimbursed for any additional costs arising out of the operational changes mandated by this Bill.

Fire Safety Bill: Committee Stage, House of Lords, 29 October 2020

We welcome the introduction of the Fire Safety Bill (FSB) and hope it will be an important step in the right direction. We are concerned about some of the practicalities of the Bill, how it aligns with the building safety proposals the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is preparing, and the costs it may impose on councils and other building owners.

Fire Safety Bill: Second Reading, House of Lords, Thursday 1 October 2020

We welcome the introduction of the Fire Safety Bill (FSB) and hope it will be an important step in the right direction. We are concerned about some of the practicalities of the Bill, how it aligns with the building safety proposals the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is preparing, and the costs it may impose on councils and other building owners.

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