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Cover image Good Practice Guide Delivering Financial Hardship Support Schemes

Good Practice Guide: Delivering Financial Hardship Support Schemes

Councils have put in place a range of support to alleviate financial hardship and support economically vulnerable households.

Local Housing Allowance freeze and homelessness report

Local Housing Allowance freeze and homelessness

New research for the LGA by Policy in Practice reveals the LHA rate now available for 9 out of 10 private renters across 279 local areas across the country is lower than their rent. This means that in many parts of the country there are no properties available to those entitled to full support with their housing costs.  

Reshaping financial support: how local authorities can help to support low income households in financial difficulty COVER

Reshaping financial support: how local authorities can help to support low income households in financial difficulty

This study has looked at how 10 councils have been reviewing their approaches so that they can better target their resources on those in greatest need.

Reshaping financial support: how local authorities can help to support low income households in financial difficulty: executive summary COVER

Reshaping financial support: executive summary

Despite the funding constraints that councils face, they remain committed to providing help and support for households in financial difficulty as part of their wider place-shaping ambitions. Many have detailed their specific approaches to helping households within their anti-poverty and financial inclusion strategies.

Cumulative impacts of welfare reform - a national picture front cover

The cumulative impacts of welfare reform - a national picture

The Local Government Association commissioned the Learning and Work Institute and Policy in Practice to review the cumulative impact of welfare reform on people, communities and services.

Review of impacts of welfare reform front cover

The local impacts of welfare reform

The report from the Learning and Work Institute reviews and draws together a wide range of existing research on the impact of the reforms to identify key challenges and priorities for future policy making and local delivery.

Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 (Get in on the Act)

An introduction to the Act and summary of the main issues on which the Local Government Association (LGA) lobbied.

Re-thinking local

The coronavirus pandemic has redefined how we all think about where and how we live.

Re-thinking local: full publication

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