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

National Citizen Service Bill, Second Reading, House of Commons, 16 January 2017

The National Citizen Service Bill makes a clear statement about the value of youth services, and underlines the Government's commitment to boosting the engagement of young people in positive activities

House of Commons Debate on pharmacies and integrated healthcare, Wednesday 11 January 2017

Pharmacists are uniquely placed to deliver health services as they are an integral part of their communities. They are often the first point of contact for people accessing health care services, with 95 per cent of the population within 20 minutes walking distance of their local pharmacy.

LGA briefing - Local Government and the EU

The UK's exit from the European Union (EU) is going to have a significant impact on local government, creating challenges that will need to be addressed, but also opportunities to do things differently.

LGA Briefing - Westminster Hall debate on child poverty, Tuesday 20 December 2016

We want every resident to have a good quality of life and to aspire to improve their circumstances regardless of their background or where they live.

LGA briefing - Policing and Crime Bill, House of Lords, Third Reading, Monday 19 December 2016

The proposals in Chapter 1 of the Bill to allow the three ‘bluelight' services to enter collaboration agreements will assist areas in building on the arrangements already in place across the country. It is however important that any new duty should not limit the ability of Fire and Rescue Authorities (FRAs) to collaborate on a wider basis, such as with the health service.

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