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 Commons Debate on Community Pharmacies, Wednesday 2 November 2016

Councils want every local area to have a strong community pharmacy network, particularly those in deprived areas with the greatest health needs, or rural communities with the furthest distance to travel. It is important that the Government ensures this is delivered through the Pharmacy Access Scheme.

LGA briefing: Policing and Crime Bill House of Lords, Committee Stage Wednesday 2 November 2016

The Policing and Crime Bill is now reaching the House of Lords, Committee Stage. Read the briefing for local government.

LGA Briefing: Westminster Hall debate on apprenticeship funding, Tuesday 1 November 2016

The LGA welcomes the Government's ambitious commitment to create three million new apprenticeships by 2020. However, we have concerns about the proposed policy approach to achieve it. National targets are being imposed on a local government workforce that is reducing. It is a missed opportunity not to have given councils a key role to commission provision using pooled local Apprenticeship Levy contributions.

2017/18 Local Government Finance Settlement: Technical Consultation

The Local Government Association (LGA) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the technical consultation on the 2017/18 local government finance settlement.

House of Lords debate on social mobility, Thursday 27 October 2016

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

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