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 - Supporting refugee and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children

The LGA, partner organisations regionally and nationally, and many councils have been working hard to scale up the arrangements that have supported new arrivals from the Calais refugee camp.

LGA Briefing - Neighbourhood Planning Bill, House of Commons, Report Stage and Third Reading, 13 December 2016

Local government shares the Government's ambition to increase housing supply. Councils want to play a lead role in building new homes and support measures that will enable councils to capture the value from increased land prices on land they acquire for development. This will allow investment in the vital infrastructure that boosts housebuilding and creates places that people want to live.

LGA briefing: Digital Economy Bill House of Lords, Second Reading 13 December 2016

The Government's proposed creation of a broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) as a safety net for those residents and businesses not connected is a positive development. The LGA has worked with the Government and Parliament to raise councils' ongoing concerns over residents' lack of access to fast and reliable broadband.

LGA Briefing - Policing and Crime Bill, House of Lords, Report Stage, Wednesday 7 December 2016

The LGA supports Amendment 172A tabled by the Lord Bishop of Bristol and Lord Beecham. This would enable licensing authorities to place conditions on the availability and use of gaming machines in licensed premises.

LGA Briefing - Homelessness Reduction Bill, House of Commons Public Bill Committee, Wednesday 7 December 2016

Councils want to end homelessness and are already doing everything they can within existing resources to prevent and tackle it, but there is no silver bullet and councils alone cannot tackle rising homelessness.

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