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 - Bus Services Bill, House of Lords, Committee Stage, Wednesday 20 July

We support Lord Kennedy of Southwark and Baroness Randerson in their intention to oppose Clause 21 of the Bus Services Bill.

LGA briefing: Policing and Crime Bill

Local Government Association briefing: Policing and Crime Bill, House of Commons Committee Stage Tuesday 12 April and Thursday 14 April 2016

LGA briefing: The future funding of supported housing, 12 July 2016

Local authorities have the ultimate responsibility to support, safeguard, care for and house vulnerable members of their community. The LGA has received significant representation from its member councils regarding the risk to vulnerable residents and the unintended consequences that would result if Government were to proceed with the application of the LHA Cap to supported accommodation.

LGA briefing: Westminster Hall debates on children's early years development and free childcare, 12 July 2016

Helping children to have a good start in life is one of the most important jobs councils do and we all have a duty to make sure that children, along with their parents and carers, have access to the services they need.

Children and Social Work Bill: Committee Stage day 4 and 5, House of Lords, 11 July 2016

We are concerned that the national panel outlined in the Bill is too closely controlled by the Secretary of State and risks politicising the serious case review process. As such we support Baroness Meacher, Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville's intention to oppose the question that clauses 11 to 14 stand part of the Bill.

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