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: Housing and Planning Bill House of Lords, Third Reading

Housing and Planning Bill House of Lords, Third Reading 27 April 2016

LGA briefing:Fixed Odds Betting Terminals, Westminster Hall debate

Fixed Odds Betting Terminals, Westminster Hall debate Tuesday 26 April 2016

LGA briefing: Policing and Crime Bill, House of Commons, Report Stage

Local Government Association briefing, Policing and Crime Bill, Report Stage, House of Commons, Tuesday 26 April

LGA briefing: Housing and Planning Bill, House of Lords, Report Stage

An effective democratically-led planning system is critical to good place-making that drives growth and prosperity. Planning is not a barrier to development and local communities continue to approve development with almost nine in every 10 planning applications being granted permission.

LGA briefing: Westminster Hall debate on unaccompanied children

Councils have an important role in protecting families, children and vulnerable adults who are seeking asylum. We are working to ensure local authorities are able to deliver their duties and keep children safe.

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