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 for the House of Commons debate on Devolution in England: the case for local government Monday 2 March 2015

LGA briefing for the House of Commons debate on Devolution in England: the case for local government Monday 2 March 2015

Briefing on the Control of Horses Bill, 27 February 2015

Fly-grazing appears to have increased significantly in recent years and charities estimate that at least 3,000 horses are being fly-grazed in England alone.

LGA briefing: House of Commons debate on access to careers advice for 14- to 19-year-olds

Effective, timely and impartial careers advice is crucial to resolving the skills mismatches generated by a national approach to funding post-16 education.

LGA briefing: Fixed Odds Betting Terminals 24 February 2015

Many councils have long held concerns about the impact of clustering of betting shops on their areas, as well as the associated numbers of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs).

LGA briefing: Debate on local welfare assistance schemes, House of Lords, Tuesday 10 February 2015

The LGA's key messages and background information for the House of Lords debate on local welfare assistance schemes.

Briefings and responses by policy area: