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England’s leaky homes will cost poorer families £250 extra a year in wasted energy

​​​​​​​Three million ‘fuel poor’ households - already struggling with the rising cost of living – are having to pay an extra £250 a year on average on fuel bills because of poorly insulated homes, new analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA) warns today.

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Polluted rivers end construction of new homes

More than seven per cent of all of England’s planned house building cannot go ahead due to river pollution levels, with further house building banned in other areas because of low water levels, analysis by the Local Government Association reveals.

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LGA statement on Queen’s Speech: Energy Security Bill

"We need urgent efforts to decarbonise energy and insulate homes, focused on households in fuel poverty to ensure people are able to cope with the worsening cost of living crisis."

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LGA responds to Government waste charge consultation

“Our own polling shows eight out of 10 people are happy with the way their local council collects their rubbish.”

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LGA responds to Nature Recovery plan

“Councils in our cities, towns and rural areas understand better than anyone the importance of protecting and preserving green spaces. They are at the heart of driving positive change in their communities."

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LGA responds to PAC report on Net Zero

“Our ambitious plans show how councils can go further and faster tackling climate change, and as our polling shows, councils are the ones who are trusted the most to get on and deliver for their residents."

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LGA responds to annual waste collection statistics

“These figures are testament to the hard work of councils in maintaining levels of recycling and diverting millions of tonnes of waste going to landfill, especially during the pressures of lockdown restrictions"

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COP26: Green economy could see nearly 700,000 green jobs created by 2030

Nearly 700,000 new green jobs could be created by 2030 if councils are given a greater role in local job creation, the Local Government Association sets out today.

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COP26 – Councils trusted most to lead the fight against climate change – new survey finds

The LGA’s survey found 40 per cent of residents trusted their council most to address the climate emergency, followed by the Government (28 per cent) and world leaders (15 per cent).

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LGA responds to Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee report into local government and net zero

"It is absolutely crucial that councils are at the forefront of the national response to climate change and we need the Government to work in partnership with local authorities to continue shaping local areas and help to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 or sooner."