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

Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015: On the Day Briefing

The Spending Review determines how the Government will spend public money over the course of this Parliament by setting budgets for each central government department.

Childcare Bill

As the Childcare Bill passes through the Report Stage of the House of Lords, read how the LGA is lobbying to improve and strengthen the Bill.

Welfare Reform and Work Bill

Watch Councillor Gary Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association, giving evidence to the Welfare Reform and Work Bill Committee.

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill

Devolution within England is the most effective way to create jobs, build homes, strengthen healthy communities and protect the vulnerable in all parts of the country. The LGA has long argued for powers to be devolved locally. The Government's move towards this through the publication of the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill is a positive step.

Welfare Reform and Work Bill

Welfare Reform and Work Bill, Report Stage and Third Reading, House of Commons, Tuesday 27 October 2015

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