Policy Library

The CLA is your voice in Government. We influence Government policy at local, national and European level by arguing our members' case from a strong base of evidence, informing key decision-makers and opinion-formers of our members' needs. CLA experts represent the interests of members at all stages in policy development and legislative process and regularly succeed in effecting significant change.

In this section find a searchable collection of CLA policy and lobbying documents, including consultation responses, briefings, letters to MPs and policy reports.

Policy work

Property Management


  • Conservation Covenants
    26 March 2019

    Following the consultation on conservation covenants by the Law Commission in 2013, the Government is now looking to take forward the recommendations set out in their...

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    07 March 2019

    This is the CLA response to the Ministry of Housing, Communities &Local Government consultation on whether there is a case for a specific HousingCourt.  The...

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Infrastructure & Utilities

Environment & Land Use

  • Improving our management of water in the environment
    14 March 2019

    On 12 March the CLA submitted a response to Defra's consultation Improving our management of water in the environment.  The consultation document outlined a...

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  • Biodiversity Net Gain
    08 February 2019

    The Government is consulting on the introduction of biodiversity net gain into the planning system in England.  The CLA response supports this ambition, which should...

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  • Taxation of Trusts
    28 February 2019

    The CLA has responded to HMRC’s Taxation of Trusts Consultation. HMRC are undertaking a review of all aspects of Trust taxation to see if transparency, fairness...

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