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

LGA briefing: Supporting unaccompanied children, House of Lords, October 2016

Unaccompanied asylum seeking children: Councils have an excellent track record in welcoming unaccompanied children for many years and continue to work hard to support the many programmes for refugees and asylum seekers in current operation.

LGA Briefing: The Local Government Pension Scheme, House of Commons, 24 October 2016

We share concerns raised in the e-petition that the new investment regulations do not provide an explicit requirement that LGPS funds' assets are invested in the interests of funding members' benefits.

Neighbourhood Planning Bill, House of Commons, Public Bill Committee, Tuesday 25 October 2016

We have some concerns that New Clause 4 tabled by the Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Gavin Barwell MP would give powers to the Secretary of State to force two or more local planning authorities to prepare a joint development plan.

Bus Services Bill, House of Lords, Report Stage - Monday 24 October 2016

A summary of key messages for local government on the Bus Services Bill due in the House of Lords on Monday 24 October (report stage).

Neighbourhood Planning Bill House of Commons, Public Bill Committee, Thursday 20 October 2016

We support Amendment 23 tabled by Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP,Teresa Pearce MP and Jim McMahon MP. This would remove from the Bill allthe provisions relating to restrictions of the use of planning conditions by localplanning authorities.

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