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 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.

Business Rates Revaluation 2017, 26 October 2016

The 2017 revaluation will come into force in April 2017. This consultation concerns the proposed arrangements to phase in changes to business rates bills resulting from this revaluation.

LGA briefing: Homelessness Reduction Bill House of Commons, Second Reading, 28 October 2016

The need to build more homes: The Bill places a number of new duties on councils. Realistically, these will only help to end homelessness if they are accompanied by measures that address the national shortage of housing supply.

LGA briefing: Rollout of superfast fibre broadband, House of Lords, 27 October 2016

Access to fast and reliable digital connectivity is a necessity for households and businesses in the UK. Councils have continually raised on-going concerns over residents' lack of access to fast and reliable broadband especially in rural areas.

LGA briefing: National Citizen Service Bill, Second Reading, House of Lords, 25 October 2016

The National Citizen Service Bill makes a clear statement about the value of youth services, and underlines the Government's commitment to boosting the engagement of young people in positive activities.

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