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LGA responds to building safety measures coming into force

The LGA has long argued that blameless leaseholders should not have to pay for fire safety defects resulting from 20 years of regulatory failure and industry malpractice. We are pleased the Government has listened, although we remain concerned that the measures announced today will be insufficient to protect all leaseholders who own the freeholds of their blocks.

LGA responds to building safety measures coming into force

Inflation and National Living Wage pressures to add £3.6 billion extra costs onto council budgets - LGA analysis

"Soaring inflation, energy prices and National Living Wage pressures are putting council services at risk. Budgets are having to be reset with potential cuts to the essential services people rely on, in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis."

Inflation and National Living Wage pressures to add £3.6 billion extra costs onto council budgets - LGA analysis

Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill, Committee Stage, House of Commons, June 2022

The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill acts upon long running asks from councils and the LGA for further devolution in England. We are pleased that the Government has proposed to speed up the process and make good on its commitment to offer all of England the opportunity to benefit from a devolution deal by 2030.

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Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill, Committee Stage, House of Commons, June 2022

Bracknell Forest: Resurrecting an Early Years and Childcare Strategy

This case study describes the process of resurrecting the Early Years and Childcare Strategy in Bracknell Forest. The support programme engaged a total of 12 LAs in a process to support the best coordination of services, legal compliance and improved outcomes for children and families.

Bracknell Forest: Resurrecting an Early Years and Childcare Strategy

Cost of living: Councils urge pensioners to claim extra top-up to help with rising bills and avoid falling into poverty

About 850,000 households are believed to be missing out on vital support, at a time when the increasing cost of living is disproportionally impacting upon those on low or fixed incomes, including over-65s and those who have retired.

Cost of living: Councils urge pensioners to claim extra top-up to help with rising bills and avoid falling into poverty

A local path to net zero

Councils want to work as partners with government, industry and communities to tackle climate change. They are intrinsic to transitioning our places and empowering our communities and businesses to net zero future.

A local path to net zero