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 Lords debate on root causes of child poverty, Thursday 17 November 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: House of Commons debate on reductions to Employment Support Allowance and Universal Credit - Thursday 17 November 2016

National employment support programmes have helped many people into work. However, they have continued to struggle to support those people who have less opportunity to get into work. These programmes have been less effective in providing support for people furthest away from the labour market, including those with disabilities and health problems.

LGA Briefing, Policing and Crime Bill, House of Lords, Committee Stage, Wednesday 9 November 2016

The LGA supports Amendment 209C to insert a new clause after Clause 122, tabled by Baroness Williams of Trafford, which seeks to ensure licensing authorities give regard to cumulative impact assessments when determining or revising licensing policy.

LGA Briefing: Children and Social Work Bill, Report Stage, House of Lords, 8 November 2016

Freedom to innovate can be a powerful tool in improving outcomes for children and young people, and we strongly support the principle of allowing councils to shape provision around the needs of children and young people rather than the constraints of inflexible legislation.

Housing shortage impact on young people, House of Lords 3 November 2016

Councils need to be able to ensure genuinely affordable homes continue to be built for rent and sale across the whole country for future generations.

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