Local Government APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To discuss issues of interest and concern to parliamentarians and councillors about local government.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Local Government

1. Pre-release access list: English Housing Survey headline report
04/05/2020 - Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
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Found: Communities and Local Government Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Minister

2. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: April 2021
25/06/2021 - Planning Inspectorate
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Found: in Sterling Grant? Housing, Communities & Local Government PINS 01/04/2021 Specialist Technical Support

3. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: May 2021
25/06/2021 - Planning Inspectorate
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Found: in Sterling Grant? Housing, Communities & Local Government PINS 04/05/2021 NSI Fees & Expenses NSI NSI

4. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: October 2020
30/11/2020 - Planning Inspectorate
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Found: in Sterling Grant? Housing, Communities & Local Government PINS 2020-10-01 00:00:00 Agency Staff Ops

5. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: December 2020
28/01/2021 - Planning Inspectorate
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Found: in Sterling Grant? Housing, Communities & Local Government PINS 2020-11-02 00:00:00 Agency Staff Research

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Local Government

1. Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement
06/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: provide support to the most vulnerable, to assist local businesses and to deliver public services under - Speech Link
2: from sales, fees, charges, leisure centres and local taxes, and that is expected to amount to further - Speech Link
3: That is testament to the support that our local government deserves, and it comes off the back of three - Speech Link

2. Non-Domestic Rating (Designated Area) Regulations 2021
24/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: 2013-14, local authorities typically keep up to 50% of the business rates collected from local ratepayers - Speech Link

3. Local Government Responsibilities: Public Services
18/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: House has considered the statutory and broader local government responsibilities for public services, including - Speech Link
2: House has considered the statutory and broader local government responsibilities for public services, including - Speech Link
3: Friend is making a compelling case for why the Government should announce specific support for the social - Speech Link

4. Council Tax: Government’s Proposed Increase
25/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: Minister to drop the Government’s plans to force local councils to increase council tax in the middle of - Speech Link
2: Minister to drop the Government’s plans to force local councils to increase council tax in the middle of - Speech Link
3: Londoners have done the right thing and followed the Government advice to keep covid-safe by keeping off public - Speech Link

5. Devolution: England
28/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: that the Government are not planning to impose a top-down reorganisation of local government across England - Speech Link
2: Canada, where it is 96% complete. Why do the Government not make more strenuous and effective efforts - Speech Link
3: much an endeavour for all tiers of government, including local government and the electoral registration - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Local Government
1. Local Government
asked by: Layla Moran
11/01/2021
... how many meetings (a) he and (b) his Ministers have held (i) in 2020 and (ii) since Article 50 was triggered with the elected leaders of local authorities on preparations for the end of the transition period.

2. Local Government
asked by: Simon Hoare
29/06/2020
... what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of co-terminosity of local service provision; and if he will make a statement.

3. Local Government
asked by: Viscount Waverley
05/10/2020
... and (2) the democratic accountability of local resilience forums.

4. Local Government
asked by: Andrew Jones
07/09/2020
... what his Department considers the minimum population size to be for a newly-established unitary authority for that authority to achieve (a) value for money and (b) quality service delivery.

5. Local Government
asked by: Rebecca Long Bailey
06/07/2021
... what recent steps he has taken to help ensure that (a) environmental health and (b) other local regulatory services are operating effectively with sufficient resources.

Latest Questions
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5 Current APPG Officers
Chris Clarkson Portrait
Chris Clarkson
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Heywood and Middleton
Joined: 24th February 2020
Baroness Eaton Portrait
Baroness Eaton
Secretary
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Paul Holmes Portrait
Paul Holmes
Officer
Conservative - Eastleigh
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Chris Clarkson MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3000.

Email: chris.clarkson.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Jen Pufky, LGiU, Third Floor, 251 Pentonville Road, London N1 9NG. Tel: 020 7554 2800

Email: jen.pufky@lgiu.org.uk

Group's Website:

https://lgiu.org/workstream/local-gov-appg/

Benefits in Kind
Date
11 Jul 2016
Source
LGiU
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2016 To : 10/07/2017
Value
£7,501
Date
17 Jun 2015
Source
LGiU
Description
Secretariat   From : 17/06/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£7,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Local Government APPG

Former APPG Officers
Jack Brereton Portrait
Jack Brereton
Vice Chair
Conservative - Stoke-on-Trent South
Joined: 10th October 2018
Departed: 21st April 2021
Lord Shipley Portrait
Lord Shipley
Treasurer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
2 APPG Memberships
City Regions Transport , Deafness
Earl of Listowel Portrait
Earl of Listowel
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Sandy Martin Portrait
Sandy Martin
Treasurer
Labour - Former Member for Ipswich
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Scriven Portrait
Lord Scriven
Treasurer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 31st August 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Heather Wheeler Portrait
Heather Wheeler
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - South Derbyshire
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 21st July 2016