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LGA responds to Hackitt Review interim report into building regulations and fire safety
LGA and LEP network joint-working commitment
Local Government Finance Settlement 2018/19
Debate on the Report from the Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003, House of Lords, Wednesday 20 December 2017
The LGA welcomed the appointment of a House of Lords Select Committee to investigate the effectiveness of the Licensing Act 2003 and the insight that the Committee’s work has provided in a number of areas.
“What happened at Grenfell Tower can never be allowed to happen again and no-one should have to live in fear about their safety, be that in the buildings they live in, work in or visit."
EU (Withdrawal) Bill, Committee Stage day eight, House of Commons, 20 December 2017
The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill will convert the entire body of EU law into UK law, with the intention of allowing businesses to continue operating and providing fairness to individuals, knowing the rules have not changed when the UK leaves the EU. This legal certainty must be given to councils too.
“LEPs are local partnerships and growth strategies will rely on the strength and quality of local leadership. They will continue to succeed with the close involvement of councils, as we work together to meet local ambitions.”
Councils respond to LGO report into homelessness
"This research demonstrates that housing is becoming more and more unaffordable, and that urgent measures are needed to tackle our national shortage of affordable homes."
LGA responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures
"It is great news that delayed transfers of care attributable to social care have continued to decrease, and testament to the huge ongoing efforts by councils to get people out of hospital and back into the community, close to their loved ones."
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