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 - 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.

Local Government Finance Settlement 2017/18 – LGA On the Day Briefing

The local government finance settlement is the annual determination of funding to local government. The briefing covers the consultation on the local government finance settlement for 2017/18 and indicative settlements for 2018/19 and 2019/20.

LGA Briefing - Homelessness, House of Commons, Wednesday 14 December 2016

It is a tragedy when a person becomes homeless. Councils want to end homelessness and work hard to support those who become homeless to get into accommodation and, where they can, to prevent it happening in the first place. This includes helping people develop the skills needed to find work, improve their health and wellbeing or gain access to family or relationship support.

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