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

Local Government Association briefing: Westminster Hall debate on fracking

The LGA does not take a view on whether fracking is the right solution. However, fracking schemes should be a matter for local decision making and therefore be considered through the local planning system.

LGA briefing for Backbench Business debate on Devolution and the Union

Scotland's independence referendum has decisively changed the debate about devolving power to English communities.

LGA briefing: National planning policy and housing targets

The shortage of houses in this country is a top priority for councils as buying a home is increasingly out of reach for many people. Average house prices are just under 10 times the average wage while the average first-time buyer is now 35 years old.

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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.

Briefings and responses by policy area: