Local Government Association

We are the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve

Has taxonomy terms (with depth)

LGA Response: Homelessness Prevention Grant – Technical Consultation, August 2022

The LGA are supportive of a revision to current funding in order to simplify and take into account current housing pressures, but have some concerns about the proposals suggested as they are not necessarily reflective of current strains on homelessness services and will have an extremely adverse effect on London in particular.

LGA Response: Homelessness Prevention Grant – Technical Consultation, August 2022

Barnsley Council: Partnering to deliver the Household Support Fund

Barnsley Council has worked closely with their voluntary and community sector to deliver the Household Support Fund and have allocated some of the funding directly to community organisations who are developing sustainable approaches to the rising cost of living.

Case Study

Barnsley Council: Partnering to deliver the Household Support Fund

Consultation on the 2023/24 Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom: LGA response

In our view, the proposals in the two consultations earlier this year were a valid attempt by CIPFA to alleviate some of the worst of the short-term problems, problems that are both a major aspect of the current crisis and a symptom of the long-term problems. It is therefore disappointing that it has not yet been possible to finalise a satisfactory outcome in response to those proposals. 

Consultation on the 2023/24 Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom: LGA response

Response to Public Sector Audit and Appointments (PSAA) Consultation on the 2022/23 audit fee scale: Opted-in local local government government and police bodies

With so many 2020/21 audits and several 2019/20 audits still incomplete due to the current crisis in local audit, the fees for 2022/23 still have to be set using incomplete information.

Response to Public Sector Audit and Appointments (PSAA) Consultation on the 2022/23 audit fee scale: Opted-in local local government government and police bodies

Distribution of funding to support the reform of the adult social care charging system in 2023 to 2024

The perilous state of adult social care funding, and its serious consequences for people who draw on social care (or may need to do so in the near future), is unquestionable. Recent survey work by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) shows that just 12 per cent of directors are confident that they have the resources required to deliver all of their statutory duties.

Distribution of funding to support the reform of the adult social care charging system in 2023 to 2024

LGA responds to Growth Plan

“Local government has great ambition to get on with the job of building homes, creating jobs, supporting businesses and investing in new infrastructure. However, massive increases in costs due to spiralling inflation and National Living Wage rises risk undermining those ambitions, by forcing councils to cut local services to meet their legal duty to balance the books."

LGA responds to Growth Plan