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 - Debate on Second Report of Home Affairs Committee on FGM

Local Government Association (LGA) Briefing Westminster Hall Debate on the second report of the Home Affairs Select Committee on Female Genital Mutilation.

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Localism

English councils demand devolution ahead of draft Scotland Bill publication

22 January 2015

Cllr David Sparks, Chair of the LGA, commenting on the Government's draft Scotland Bill says: "What's good enough for the Scottish Government should be good enough for England's cities and shires..."

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Economy

Infrastructure Bill

In the run up to the Third Reading of the Infrastructure bill in the House of Commons, read the LGA's full briefing,

LGA briefing for the House of Lords debate on improving investment in, and planning for, the UK's infrastructure

The LGA's key messages and background information for a Lords debate on improving investment in and planning for the UK's national infrastructure

LGA briefing: Lords debate on the Local Government Finance Settlement

The LGA's key messages and background information for a Lords debate on the local government finance settlement – Thursday 22 January 2015.

Briefings and responses by policy area: