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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COVID-19 funding for local government in 2021/22 consultation

The Local Government Association (LGA) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Government’s consultation on aspects of the COVID-19 funding for local government in 2021/22. The LGA is here to support, promote and improve local government. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, the LGA has consistently highlighted the financial pressures of the pandemic on local government and continues to make the case that the Government should cover the full impact of the crisis. This response has been approved by members of the LGA Resources Board.

Debate on the ability of local authorities to deliver essential services, House of Lords, 24 January 2019

Councils are uniquely placed to build communities that are inclusive, cohesive and promote people’s life chances. They do this by tailoring more than 800 local services to the needs of their residents, to meet local and national challenges.

100% Business Rates Retention: Further consultation on the design of the reformed system

The LGA has responded to the Government’s further consultation on proposals for the reformed business rates retention system.

2019-20 technical settlement consultation response

The LGA is here to support, promote and improve local government. We will fight local government's corner and support councils through challenging times by making the case for greater devolution, helping councils tackle their challenges and assisting them to deliver better value for money services.

Adequacy of funding for local authorities during the COVID-19 outbreak, House of Commons, 24 November 2020

Taking into account the grant support received so far, and assuming that the income guarantee scheme parameters will compensate councils for around £1 billion of lost non-tax income, the Institute for Fiscal Studies estimate there is still an unfunded overall pressure of £1.1 billion in 2020/21 that councils will be forced to absorb unless further funding is announced. 

Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021: On-the-Day Briefing

The 2021 Combined Budget and Spending Review outlines the Government’s spending plans by setting budgets for each central government department.

Autumn Statement 2014

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

Autumn Statement 2016

The Autumn Statement provides a formal update on the state of the economy, responds to the new economic and fiscal forecast from the Office for Budget Responsibility and announces the Government’s measures to promote economic growth.

Budget 2015

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

Budget 2016

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

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