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Cost-of-living crisis: Households seeking alternative ways of heating their homes to save money warned of potential fire risks – LGA

​​​​​​​Households looking for alternative and cheaper ways of lighting and heating their homes due to the cost-of-living crisis could be increasing risks of fire, as people are urged to be mindful of any potential dangers over the Christmas period.

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LGA responds to provisional Local Government Finance Settlement

“The increase in local government core spending power next year, confirmed in today’s provisional settlement, will help councils deal with inflationary and other cost pressures they face.

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LGA responds to Martyn’s Law

“The Government must now ensure that funding is made available to respond to the significant resource and capacity requirements needed to successfully implement Martyn’s Law.”

Housing Advisers Programme 2022/23

Successful applicants for LGA’s Housing Advisers Programme announced

Twenty-one councils have been successful in their applications for the Local Government Association’s 2022/23 Housing Advisers Programme (HAP).

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More than 4,500 primary school classes worth of children spending Christmas in temporary accommodation

Over 4,500 primary school classes worth of homeless children are spending Christmas in temporary accommodation amid concerns of a national homelessness crisis.


LGA responds to £650 million support package for Ukrainians

“The LGA has been raising concerns with government on the growing number of Ukrainians presenting as homeless to councils, and in particular the significant rise in those who arrived through the Homes for Ukraine scheme as their six month period with hosts ends", says Chairman of the Local Government Association, Cllr James Jamieson.


LGA responds to ADCS safeguarding report

“These figures highlight the increasing numbers of vulnerable children in need of vital support and the huge pressures on council services", said Cllr Louise Gittins, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board.

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LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on workforce skills

“This report is an alarming reminder of the skills shortages we face unless we address major challenges in supporting people of all ages and backgrounds into further education and training."

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LGA responds to Ofsted Annual Report 2021/22

It is positive that this report recognises significant improvements from councils in providing children’s services, despite the many challenges they face in the education, said Cllr Louise Gittins, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board.

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Councils sound cost of living warning as temperatures plummet

“As the cost of living has increased, we are concerned there will be more people this winter who may not be able to switch their heating on, putting them at greater risk from illness relating to the cold."