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Young people today half as likely to get on nation's 'broken' housing ladder

Young people today half as likely to get on nation's 'broken' housing ladder

Young people today are half as likely to own a home as they were 20 years ago, while existing home-owners face being unable to move, according to a new report by the Local Government Association.

Tourism

LGA responds to Prime Minister new tourism sector deal announcement

Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Chair of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, responds to today's tourism sector deal announcement by the Prime Minister.

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LGA responds to Government planning proposals

“The Accelerated Planning Green Paper needs to include allowing councils to be able to set their own planning fees, with taxpayers currently having to subsidise the costs of planning applications by around £200 million a year."

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LGA responds to Education Secretary’s apprenticeship announcement

“The Government needs to act fast and work with councils if they are to boost the number of apprenticeships and drive local economic growth."

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LGA responds to NAO report on serious and organised crime

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to a National Audit Office report on the Government’s approach to tackling serious and organised crime.

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Councils sharing services save taxpayers more than £1 billion

The latest shared services map from the Local Government Association (LGA), published today, shows that there are now 626 individual shared service arrangements across the country resulting in £1.34 billion of efficiency savings.

Efficiency and income generation
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Local support for veterans at risk, councils warn

Thousands of veterans and servicemen and women across large swathes of the country risk missing out on vital support with two-thirds of council areas not receiving specific funding to help them.

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LGA responds to RCPCH report on child health

“Children’s tooth decay and child obesity are preventable and adds to current pressures on the NHS, which this report rightly highlights."

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LGA responds to ADASS budget survey on adult social care

“This important annual report is further compelling evidence of the irrefutable crisis in adult social care funding which cannot be ignored and rightly highlights the efforts of councils in continuing to do all they can to help people live the lives they want to lead."

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LGA responds to NDNA nursery workforce research

Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, responds to research by the National Day Nurseries Association which has found that the number of qualified nursery workers has fallen in the last four years, from 83 per cent of the early years workforce to just over half now (52 per cent).