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Local government news from UK Parliament.

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Lords debates private members’ bills
Members consider careers guidance, disqualification from holding office in local government, taxi safety regulations and the creation of an Office for Demographic Change. Catch up
07 March 2022
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Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill completes passage through Parliament
Bill awaits Royal Assent. Catch up
08 February 2022
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House of Lords Podcast: protecting children and the Union
We speak to Baroness Kidron about her work protecting children online and to Baroness Taylor of Bolton and Lord Dunlop about strengthening the Union.
28 January 2022
Lords debates freedom of speech
Members consider role of public, private and civil society sectors. Catch up
13 December 2021
Lords Committee calls for empowered leaders and improved finances to regenerate our towns and cities
COVID-19 Committee publish report on the recovery of our towns and cities.
07 December 2021
Lords debates cost to leaseholders of fire safety work
Lords debates financial impact on leaseholders and the need for safe housing. Find out more
05 November 2021
Government should press ahead with devolution agenda, say MPs
The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee publishes a report on the progress of devolution
01 October 2021
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Lords debates enhancing quality of government
Members discuss training in core leadership skills for ministers and senior civil servants. Learn more
17 September 2021
System of local government audit close to “breaking point”
System of local government audit covering £100 billion of public spending a year close to “breaking point” says PAC
14 July 2021
Lords debates UK social care
Members discuss UK social care provision and the role of carers. Find out more
25 June 2021
Lords debates net zero emissions targets
Members debate case for integrated UK policy-making
22 April 2021
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Lords debates building an inclusive society after COVID-19
Members debate steps that national and local government will need to take to achieve an inclusive society in the UK. Find out more
15 April 2021
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Local government and the path to net zero: new inquiry
The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has launched a new inquiry to examine the UK's strategy for meeting the 2050 'net zero' target at a local level.
16 March 2021
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