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Average driver spends nearly £1,000 and wastes almost five days stuck in traffic a year
Confidence in new builds falls as average house in England will have to last 2,000 years
LGA: simplify EU rules over how councils buy goods and services after Brexit
LGA responds to IPPR report: ‘Power to the people?’
“All parts of local government must be reflective of the communities they represent and be at the forefront of driving the level of change required."
The average motorist is being forced to waste £968 and spend 4.9 days stuck in traffic on major roads each year because of congestion, according to new analysis by the Local Government Association.
A country in a jam: tackling congestion in our towns and cities
This report identifies congestion as a serious problem for economic development, quality of life and public health. It also identifies the steps that innovative councils have taken to reduce congestion and its impacts.
The average new home in England will have to last 2,000 years if the sluggish rate of house building and replacement continues, the Local Government Association warns today.
LGA responds to Stop Smoking statistics
Councils, which are responsible for public health, run a range of innovative programmes to help people quit smoking and have taken great strides in helping people to stub out tobacco for good. Despite this, smoking is still the leading cause of preventable death, responsible for nearly 79,000 deaths a year.
Simpler rules regulating how councils buy goods and services after Brexit could boost local growth and create jobs.
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