On behalf of its members, the cross-party LGA regularly briefs parliamentarians of all political affiliations on issues of concern and relevance to local government ahead of debates in Parliament.

The most recent of these can be found here, as can the LGA's written responses to parliamentary inquiries, such as those held by Select Committees.

Below you'll find the latest LGA briefings plus links to historic briefings by programme area:

Latest briefings and responses

LGA Briefing, Care Act phase two reforms, July 2015

The announcement to delay the second phase of the Care Act is positive recognition by the Government of the LGA's warning that we cannot reform the way people pay for adult social care while the system itself is on such an unstable foundation.

Welfare Reform and Work Bill

As the Welfare Reform and Work Bill passes Committee Stage at the House of Commons, read LGA's briefing outlining the key points.

Local Government Association (LGA) briefing Constitutional Convention Bill Wednesday 17 July 2015

The LGA is calling for a convention to debate and agree a constitutional settlement for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Local Government Association (LGA) briefing Public Health Funding Wednesday 15 July 2015

The LGA is briefing in advance of the debate on public health funding levels.

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill

The LGA has called for more powers to be devolved to local government to help tackle the big challenges facing our country. The Government's Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill is a positive step towards this.

Briefings and responses by policy area: