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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Increasing the supply of affordable housing | House of Lords

Local government can play a central role in meeting targets and the wider demand for housing.

Tackling rogue landlords and improving the private rental sector

Councils work in partnership with investors and landlords of all tenures to raise standards across the private rented sector.

Preventing homelessness in the context of the current spending review | House of Lords

Councils are delivering homelessness strategies that seek to respond to local conditions.

Immigration Bill

Local authorities are responsible for preventing the most vulnerable migrants from falling into destitution and homelessness.

LGA submission to DCLG technical consultation on Starter Homes regulations

This response has been agreed by the LGA's Environment, Economy, Housing and Transport (EEHT) Board.

Housing and Planning Bill

On Thursday 12 May, the Housing and Planning Act received Royal Assent.

Privatisation of the Land Registry | House of Commons

We are calling for Government to work collaboratively with councils throughout any transfer of ownership to a private company.

Plans to deal with homelessness | House of Lords

Faced with increasing demand, reducing budgets, falling social housing and wide-ranging welfare reforms, it is clear that councils cannot tackle this challenge alone.

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.

LGA briefing - Neighbourhood Planning Bill, House of Commons, Public Bill Committee, Tuesday 25 October 2016

House of Commons, Public Bill Committee, Tuesday 25 October 2016 Key messages


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