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

Bus Services Bill, House of Commons, Committee Stage, Tuesday 14 March 2017

We support Amendment 19, tabled by Daniel Zeichner MP, Lilian Greenwood MP and Nic Dakin MP, which would mean local service contracts are able to specify that bus operators should meet certain standards of service on bus punctuality and bus journey speeds.

House of Commons debate on budgets for health and social care, Tuesday 14 March 2017

The LGA has been leading efforts to highlight the significant pressures facing adult social care and we are pleased that the Government has started to act on our concerns.

Spring Budget 2017 – On the Day Briefing

The LGA has been leading efforts to highlight the significant pressures facing adult social care and we are pleased that the Government has started to act on our concerns.

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.

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