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

Neighbourhood Planning Bill, House of Lords, Second Reading 17 January 2017

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.

National Citizen Service Bill, Second Reading, House of Commons, 16 January 2017

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

House of Commons Debate on pharmacies and integrated healthcare, Wednesday 11 January 2017

Pharmacists are uniquely placed to deliver health services as they are an integral part of their communities. They are often the first point of contact for people accessing health care services, with 95 per cent of the population within 20 minutes walking distance of their local pharmacy.

LGA briefing - Local Government and the EU

The UK's exit from the European Union (EU) is going to have a significant impact on local government, creating challenges that will need to be addressed, but also opportunities to do things differently.

LGA Briefing - Westminster Hall debate on child poverty, Tuesday 20 December 2016

We want every resident to have a good quality of life and to aspire to improve their circumstances regardless of their background or where they live.

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