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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Adjournment debate, Government policy on local authority housing, House of Commons, 20 December 2017

The Autumn Budget has taken a step forward by lifting the housing borrowing cap for some councils. We welcome this announcement, but it does not go far enough.

Briefing: independent review of build out – final report

A summary of the main recommendations of relevance to local government and the LGA's initial response.

Debate on government action to find multi-agency solutions to homelessness, House of Lords, 12 September 2018

Councils are providing temporary housing for over 70,000 households, including over 120,000 children. The net cost has tripled in the last three years.

Debate on housing, House of Commons - 9 April 2019

Councils once again have a key role in delivering more affordable housing and helping to build 300,000 new homes a year.

Debate on housing, House of Commons, 13 March 2019

Councils once again have a key role in delivering more affordable housing and helping to build 300,000 new homes a year.

Debate on motions related to planning, House of Commons, 30 September 2020

Nationally prescribed permitted development rights disempower communities and local councils. The approach inhibits local government’s ability to make decisions on behalf of their communities based on their local knowledge and evidence.

Debate on social housing, House of Commons, 13 June 2019

Social housing should be treated as an important national investment and seen as a desirable long-term option for a home.

Debate on the British housebuilding industry - House of Commons, 5 September 2019

Vital local services provided by councils face a funding gap of more than £5 billion next year. Councils urgently need some certainty about how local services will be funded

Draft Town and Country Planning (Fees) Regulations 2017, House of Commons, 13 December 2017

Councils are working hard to deliver the right kind of homes, and are currently approving nine out of ten planning permissions.

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.

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