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More than a million homes with planning permission not yet built
Coronavirus: information for councils
Innovation Zone 2020: apply now
LGA survey: more than half of public surveyed support local tourism levy
LGA-commissioned independent research found that a pound-per-night levy applied in a local area in England could raise between £238,000 and over £7 million a year depending on the area.
Independent Group at LGA Annual Conference 2016
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LGA responds to IPPR North devolution report
“There is clear and significant evidence that the country gets better value for money when decisions over investment and how to run local services are taken closer to communities and businesses."
NHS Funding Bill, Second Reading, House of Lords, 26 February 2020
In recent years, adult social care has been propped up by one-off, piecemeal injections of funding. This hampers councils’ ability to plan for anything beyond a short-term horizon. Social care and public health funding should therefore be given the same long-term certainty as NHS funding.
Opposition Day Debate: Social Care, House of Commons, 25 February 2020
The underfunding of adult social care and support sector is impacting on the quality of life of people who have care and support needs. It is also creating a fragile provider market, putting workforce and unpaid family carers under further strain, creating unmet and under-met need and impacting on social care’s ability to help mitigate demand pressures on the NHS.
Housing backlog – more than a million homes with planning permission not yet built
More than a million homes granted planning permission in the past decade have not yet been built, according to new analysis by the Local Government Association.
Grenfell Tower Inquiry’s Phase 1 Report - 21 January
In the two and a half years since the Grenfell Tower fire, councils have worked with the Government to identify dangerous Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding on both social and private housing blocks.
'Permission to Smile' campaign to boost friendliness
A Birmingham-wide campaign, backed by 154 local organisations and with strong city council support, is encouraging friendliness and rekindling community street-by-street, helping to address social isolation and reduce the call on public services.
Debate on national productivity, House of Commons, 22 January 2020
Local government continues to lead the way in the public sector to improve outcomes for people while making savings for the public purse. The LGA’s Productivity Experts Programme forms part of our sector-led improvement (SLI) offer. Since 2012, we have worked with over 174 councils contributing to £194 million worth of savings and income generation.
Debate on the growth strategy for the UK, House of Commons, 21 January 2020
By devolving the skills and employment system we could better match supply with employer demand. The LGA’s Work Local proposals sets out a vision for a localised service, which would enable communities to design an offer customised to the individual need of their area.
East Hampshire District Council - Energising the new town centre
Consumer habits and retail trends are changing at an unprecedented rate, which poses a lot of challenges for town centres and high streets across the country. Despite these challenges councils across the country are eager to regenerate them and make them thriving community and economic hubs.
LGA survey: £250 million a year lost through business tax avoidance
Business rates avoidance is costing local services an estimated £250 million a year.
LGA responds to EPI report on Early Years workforce
“This report echoes our concerns that the recruitment and retention of suitably qualified childcare practitioners is becoming increasingly difficult largely due to low wages and poor career progression."
Preventing Youth Homelessness by Design – 16 January 2020
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