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

Children and young people

LGA briefing, Childcare Bill, House of Lords, Committee Stage, Wednesday 1 July 2015

As the Childcare Bill enters Committee Stage in the Lords, read how the LGA is lobbying to improve and strengthen the Bill.

LGA briefing, House of Lords debate, tackling litter in rural and urban areas, Wednesday 1 July 2015

Tackling waste crime is a key priority for local authorities. Successful local approaches ensure 73 per cent of residents are very or fairly satisfied with the street cleaning service their council provides.

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill: Committee Stage – Day Three, House of Lords

The LGA has called for more powers to be devolved to local government to help tackle the big challenges facing our country. The Government's Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill is a positive step towards this.

Lords debate on increasing the supply of affordable housing

The Government has pledged to deliver an additional 275,000 affordable homes by 2020, and local government can play a central role in meeting this target and the wider demand for housing.

House of Lords debate on the implications of the constitutional changes in the Gracious Speech

Devolution within England is the most effective way to create jobs, build homes, strengthen healthy communities and protect the vulnerable in all parts of the country. The LGA is calling for powers to be devolved locally.

Briefings and responses by policy area: