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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Transport

Download the latest briefings for the 4 Novemebr concerning household waste and parking contraventions.

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Localism

LGA briefing for the House of Lords debate on devolution

Scotland's independence referendum has decisively changed the debate about devolving power to English communities. The LGA has produced a briefing paper ahead of the House of Lord's debate on 29 October 2014.

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Health

Final Regulations and Guidance for the Care Act October 2014

The Department of Health (DH) has released several documents relating to the Care Act reforms in 2015/16. These include a final Impact Assessment, a final set of Regulations and Guidance, and the Government's response to the regulations and guidance consultation.

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Finance

Autumn Statement 2014 – the LGA's submission

Download the LGA's submission of proposals for inclusion in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement 2014.

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill

Access the LGA's key messages in the run-up to the committee stage of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill.

Briefings and responses by policy area: