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, Children and Social Work Bill Committee Stage day 1, House of Lords, 27 June 2016

The LGA supports the Children and Social Work Bill's strong focus on support for children in care, including provisions to clarify corporate parenting principles, create a clear local offer for care leavers and extend personal adviser support for all care leavers up until the age of 25. Amendment 47 led by Lord Wills, Lord Watson of Invergowrie, and Lord Hunt of Kings Heath would make personal advisers available for all care leavers unless they opt out, rather than on request.

LGA Briefing, House of Commons debate on the privatisation of the Land Registry Thursday 30 June 2016

The LGA is concerned that a change in operational ownership of the Land Registry may have an adverse impact on the future transfer of the Local Land Charges Register from local authorities to the Land Registry.

LGA Briefing, Policing and Crime Bill House of Commons, Report Stage Monday 13 June

Before introducing a new inspection regime the Home Office should discuss with fire and rescue services, local government and relevant stakeholders how the efficiency and effectiveness of fire and rescue can be improved.

LGA briefing: Children and Social Work Bill

The LGA supports the Bill's strong focus on support for children in care, including provisions to clarify corporate parenting principles, create a clear local offer for care leavers and extend personal adviser support for all care leavers up until the age of 25. However, new burdens must be fully funded to ensure that resources are not diverted from other services for vulnerable children, which are already considerably over-stretched.

LGA briefing: House of Lords debate on prosecutions for FGM 9 June 2016

All types of FGM have been illegal in England since 1985, and the Serious Crime Act 2015 also made it an offence for any person with parental or caring responsibility for a girl to fail to protect her from FGM. FGM will only be eradicated in the longer term by changing practice and custom in communities where it happens. The National FGM Centre is a partnership programme run by Barnardo's and the LGA, funded by the Department for Education's Innovation Fund. Together we are working with and empowering members of these communities to change their views towards FGM.

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