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

House of Commons debate on broadband speeds and advertising, Wednesday 8 March 2017

Access to fast and reliable broadband is a necessity for households and businesses in the UK. Councils have continually raised concerns over residents' lack of broadband access.

Children and Social Work Bill, Remaining Stages, House of Commons, 7 March 2017

We welcome the Bill's focus on support for children in care, including the provisions to clarify corporate parenting principles, create a clear local offer for care leavers and extend personal adviser support for all care leavers until the age of 25.

Bus Services Bill, House of Commons, Second Reading, Wednesday 1 March 2017

The LGA supports the overall aims of the Bus Services Bill. As the most used form of public transport, buses support local economies by connecting communities and providing access to vital public services and jobs.

Homelessness Reduction Bill, Second Reading, House of Lords, Friday 24 February 2017

Councils want to end homelessness and are already doing everything they can within existing resources to prevent and tackle it. There is no silver bullet and councils alone cannot tackle rising homelessness.

Backbench business debate on refugees and unaccompanied asylum seeking children, Thursday 23 February 2017

Councils, working with central government, national partners and regional bodies, have shown great leadership in building additional capacity for children from the Calais camp at fast pace. As well as direct support for children, local authorities freed up social workers to assess children before their arrival in the UK and to undertake family assessments, often with only a day or two days' notice.

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