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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Universal Credit and working tax credits House of Commons 18 January 2021

LGA’s view is that the £20 per week uplift in Universal Credit (UC) should be retained to provide necessary support to low-income households and to prevent unsustainable costs falling on councils.

Local Housing Allowance and Homelessness - House of Commons, 24 July 2019

Our latest analysis demonstrates that homelessness support (including temporary accommodation) faces a funding gap of £110 million in 2019/20, and £421 million in 2024/25. There are currently 83,700 homeless households in need of temporary accommodation and other forms of support from local authorities.

Impact of recent benefit changes on vulnerable people - House of Lords, 27 June 2019

People can be vulnerable in a wide range of different ways. Councils are often at the forefront of understanding, mitigating and managing this complexity in their local communities.

Impact of welfare reform on family life - House of Lords, 1 November 2018

Low income households can, potentially, mitigate the impact of reductions in benefits income by increasing their earning and reducing their outgoings.

Opposition day debate on Universal Credit House of Commons, 17 October 2018

We want the continued implementation of Universal Credit to be a success. Equally crucially we want the reformed welfare system as a whole to be a success, not just for Government, but for councils and, most importantly, for the people using it.

Opposition Day debate on Universal Credit, House of Commons, 11 July 2018

We support the principle of Universal Credit, which is to incentivise work and increase income from employment. Councils want the transition to be a success, however there are concerns about funding reductions for the programme, the impact of the freeze to working age benefits, and shortfalls in funding for supporting claimants with additional needs.

LGA response to the DfE consultation 'Eligibility for free school meals and the early years pupil premium under Universal Credit', January 2018

The LGA's full response to the four consultation questions, as well as some additional questions and comments.

LGA response to the DfE consultation ‘Eligibility for the free early years entitlement for two-year-olds under Universal Credit’, January 2018

The LGA supports the provision of free early education for disadvantaged two-year-olds, in addition to the wider offer for all families.

Debate on the effect of Universal Credit on the private rented sector, House of Commons, 9 January 2017

Local authorities continue to play an important role in managing the impacts of welfare reform in their communities, including the rollout of the Universal Credit (UC) Full Service. It is therefore crucial that councils’ concerns about the effect of the rollout of UC on residents and services are listened to by the Government.

Opposition Day Debate, Universal Credit, House of Commons, Tuesday 5 December 2017

Local authorities continue to play an important role in managing the impacts of welfare reform in their communities, including the rollout of the Universal Credit (UC) Full Service. It is therefore crucial that councils’ concerns about the effect of the rollout of UC on residents and services are listened to by the Government.

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