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

Tackling rogue landlords and improving the private rental sector: LGA submission

The DCLG discussion paper "Tackling rogue landlords and improving the private rental sector" invited feedback on the levels of fines for serious housing offences and proposals including a "blacklist" of landlords and letting agents who persistently commit offences.

Care Act phase two reforms

The announcement to delay the second phase of the Care Act is positive recognition by the Government of the LGA's warning that we cannot reform the way people pay for adult social care while the system itself is on such an unstable foundation.

Welfare Reform and Work Bill

As the Welfare Reform and Work Bill passes Committee Stage at the House of Commons, read LGA's briefing outlining the key points.

Constitutional Convention Bill

The LGA is calling for a convention to debate and agree a constitutional settlement for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Public Health Funding

The LGA is briefing in advance of the debate on public health funding levels.

Briefings and responses by policy area: