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Energy saving schemes falling short, warn councils 

“It is now time to shift to a locally led approach, which would mean councils can target the homes that need the support most, while working with local businesses to build skills and growth.”


Renters’ Reform Bill: LGA statement

“The removal of ‘no fault’ evictions is a significant step towards tackling our national homelessness crisis."

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LGA Political Balance Confirmed

The Local Government Association is a cross-party organisation with Labour now being the largest Group.

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Over 50 per cent increase needed on planning fees for councils to break even

Plans to increase planning fees by 35 per cent will not be enough to prevent a significant national shortfall or solve capacity issues in the sector.


Digital divide: Poorer households left behind in broadband race during cost of living crisis

Poorer households are being left behind in the “broadband slow lane” despite relying more heavily on the internet at a time of rising prices, risking their future job prospects.

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Exploiting social housing has detrimental impact on people’s lives – LGA responds to NAO report on supported housing

“We share councils’ concern about the minority of unscrupulous landlords who exploit the supported housing system."

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Social care continues to face significant pressure – LGA on ADASS roadmap for reforming care and support

“This helpful roadmap adds to the growing body of evidence and reports that show the significant pressure social care is facing. It also rightly puts people who draw on care and support at the centre, articulating the huge value and reach of social care."

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LGA: No abuse at local elections

The Local Government Association (LGA) has joined forces with the Jo Cox Foundation to call for people to show respect and civility towards candidates standing in and officers running the local elections in much of England on 4 May.

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Adult activity levels bouncing back: LGA statement on Sport England report

“Councils have been working hard to prioritise public sport and leisure facilities for their communities."

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National review into safeguarding children with disabilities and complex health needs – LGA response

“The treatment suffered by children in settings operated by the Hesley Group is both unacceptable and deeply distressing."