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LGA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2019
first magazine is now online
From suffrage to citizenship
Technical consultation on updates to national planning policy and guidance - response
The LGA has acknowledged that there are merits in introducing an element of standardisation in supporting to councils assess housing need.
LGA responds to Government rough sleeping announcement
"Proper resourcing of local government funding is essential if we are going to end rising homelessness."
Tenant Fees Bill, Report Stage, House of Lords, 11 December 2018
"Allowing councils to keep money from fines is helpful, but may not address the cost of the proactive work necessary to ensure letting agents are complying with the ban."
LGA responds to Terrence Higgins Trust warning on public health budget cuts
"We have repeatedly argued that reductions to councils’ public health budgets is short-sighted and needs to be reversed otherwise they will undermine the objectives we all share to improve the public’s health."
Response to independent review on Mental Health Act
“It’s good to see mental health finally getting the focus that it deserves. The report makes some important recommendations about how to bring the Mental Health Act up to date and give people a stronger say in their treatment. It’s positive that the review listened to local government and recognises the role of community mental health services in preventing people from reaching crisis point in the first place.
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