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

Implementation of mandatory rents for high income tenants policy - August 2016

This short briefing sets out some issues around the implementation of mandatory rents for high income tenants policy.

Implementation of the forced sale of vacant higher value council housing policy

This briefing sets out some issues around the implementation of the forced sale of vacant higher value council housing policy.

LGA briefing - Bus Services Bill, House of Lords, Committee Stage, Wednesday 20 July

We support Lord Kennedy of Southwark and Baroness Randerson in their intention to oppose Clause 21 of the Bus Services Bill.

LGA briefing: Policing and Crime Bill

Local Government Association briefing: Policing and Crime Bill, House of Commons Committee Stage Tuesday 12 April and Thursday 14 April 2016

LGA briefing: The future funding of supported housing, 12 July 2016

Local authorities have the ultimate responsibility to support, safeguard, care for and house vulnerable members of their community. The LGA has received significant representation from its member councils regarding the risk to vulnerable residents and the unintended consequences that would result if Government were to proceed with the application of the LHA Cap to supported accommodation.

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