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 House of Lords Oral Question: Increasing the Supply of Housing

Key messages ahead of the Lord's question on housing.

LGA briefing paper for House of Lords debate on the economy in light of the Budget

Read and download the LGA briefing ahead of the debate in response to the Budget on 19 March 2014.

LGA briefing: Increasing the number and quality of apprenticeships for 16 to 19-year-olds

Recognising that the current system is not working for 16 to 19-year-olds and addressing the structural issues facing young people.

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LGA briefing for debate on parking enforcement

Ahead of a debate in the House of Commons on 27 March on parking enforcement, the LGA has issued this briefing to relevant Members of Parliament.

LGA briefing for House of Commons debate on NHS funding and an ageing population, March 2014

Financial sustainability is the greatest challenge facing local public services, including health and adult social care. In the period of the current Parliament, local government's core funding will fall by 40 per cent and despite councils' best efforts to protect frontline services, the reality of reductions on this scale has meant that adult social care has not been immune to their impact.

Briefings and responses by policy area: