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

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Community safety

LGA briefing: Fixed Odds Betting Terminals - 23 March 2015

Download and read the LGA's briefing and response to the recent series of measures introduced aimed at addressing concerns about betting shop clustering and fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs).

LGA On-the-day briefing: Budget 2015

Read and download the LGA's On-the-day briefing in response to the Chancellor's Budget announcements made to Parliament on 18 March 2015.

LGA briefing: Westminster Hall debate on local newspapers, 19 March 2015

Read the LGA' s briefing in advance of the Westminster Hall debate on local newspapers on Thursday 19 march.

LGA and ADASS briefing: The impact of the judgement of the Supreme Court on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards on healthcare, 16 March 2015

The Supreme Court Judgement of March 2014 in the case of ‘P v Cheshire West and Chester Council and another' changed the interpretation of the legal definition of ‘Deprivation of Liberty'. Read the LGA/ADASS briefing.

LGA briefing: ‘Staying Put' in foster care, 12 March 2015

Local authorities and carers are committed to the ‘Staying Put' programme for young people. However, the implementation of the programme, particularly its resourcing, is of concern.

Briefings and responses by policy area: