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Safety net funding could protect millions in financial difficulty
Building social housing over 20 years could have saved renters £1.8 billion
Response to LGIU/MJ local government finance survey
LGA responds to HCLG committee report on high streets and business rates
Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA’s Resources Board responds to the report by the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee on the future of high streets.
LGA: spend on asylum-seeking children doubles in four years
"These rising costs and challenges are contributing to the soaring demand pressures on councils’ children’s services, which face a £3.1 billion funding gap by 2025 just to continue operating at current levels."
Update on payments for sleep-in shifts in social care: February 2019
The purpose of this briefing is to update councils on latest developments regarding payment of overnight sleep-in shifts in adult social care. Although this briefing focuses on adults, the issue is also relevant to children’s services.
LGA briefing: Potential Future Free Trade Agreements - House of Commons, 21 February 2019
The Government’s White Paper on the future UK trade policy references the importance of involving local government in the development of this policy, which we welcomed. Local leaders are eager to share their experiences and to support the Government in developing and agreeing new trade deals.
Local safety net uncertainty risks households facing debt and financial exclusion
It is vital that the Government’s forthcoming Spending Review recognises the importance of local support to achieving its wider aims in reforming the welfare system and improving outcomes for low-income households.
Reshaping financial support: how local authorities can help to support low income households in financial difficulty
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.
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