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 paper for the Westminster Hall debate on community hospitals

Read the following LGA briefing paper ahead of the Westminster Hall debate on community hospitals scheduled for Wednesday 3 September 2014.

House of Commons debate on youth employment

The LGA has briefed MPs on the subject of youth employment, ahead of a debate in Westminster Hall on 15 July. In particular, the briefing covers the recommendations put forward by the LGA as part of our 100 days campaign.

LGA briefing Opposition Day debate on education

The proposals outlined in this briefing form a key part of a new report published by the LGA today – Investing In Our Nation's Future, The First 100 Days of The Next Government.

LGA briefing Opposition Day debate: supply of housing

Ahead of an Opposition Day debate in the House of Commons on 9 July on housing supply, the LGA has briefed MPs on the concerns and recommendations of local government, as detailed in this briefing paper.

LGA briefing for Westminster Hall debate: 'Learning disabilities and care in the community'

'Learning disabilities and care in the community', tabled by Rt Hon Tom Clarke MP

Briefings and responses by policy area: