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

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Health

Final Regulations and Guidance for the Care Act October 2014

The Department of Health (DH) has released several documents relating to the Care Act reforms in 2015/16. These include a final Impact Assessment, a final set of Regulations and Guidance, and the Government's response to the regulations and guidance consultation.

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill

Access the LGA's key messages in the run-up to the committee stage of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill.

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Transport

Deregulation Bill

Download the latest briefing from 17 October 2014 concerning the taxi and private hire vehicle clauses in the Deregulation Bill.

House of Commons debate on devolution following the Scotland Referendum

Scotland's independence referendum has decisively changed the debate about devolving power to English communities.

LGA briefing – public health funding settlement

This briefing sets out the key announcements and the LGA response to the Government's recently published public health funding settlement 2015/16.

Briefings and responses by policy area: