Policy Library

The CLA is your voice in to 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

Infrastructure & Utilities


Property & Business

  • Briefing Note: Housing and Planning Act 2016
    16 June 2016

    This briefing note explains the elements of the Housing and Planning Act that relate to Starter Homes, measures introduced to improve standards in the private rented...

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  • National Innovation Plan
    02 June 2016

    The CLA has responded to Government’s consultation on the development and delivery of a national innovation plan. 

  • The Cutting Red Tape Review
    13 May 2016

    In response to the Government's objective of saving some £10bn up to 2020 through reducing red tape, the CLA has said that it is vital that there is no duplication in...

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