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LGA responds to High Court business rates ruling

“Today’s ruling is good news for councils and the local services our communities rely on across the country."


LGA responds to Citizens Advice council tax report

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Resources Board, responds to the report by Citizens Advice on council tax collection practices.

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LGA responds to Select Committee report on business rates system

“With councils facing extra cost pressures of at least £2.5 billion a year, the next Government needs to commit to moving forward with vital business rates reforms and the LGA looks forward to working with the Government to make this happen.”


LGA responds to PWLB rate rise

“This 1 per cent PWLB rate increase could cost councils an extra £70 million a year for borrowing to be undertaken in the next year."


LGA responds to Money Advice Trust report on use of bailiffs

“Anyone having trouble paying their council bills should get in touch with their local authority for financial help and advice.”


LGA responds to Government Spending Round

“We are delighted that today’s Spending Round has delivered a funding package of more than £3.5 billion for our vital local services next year."

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LGA responds to HCLG Committee report on local government finance

“The Committee is right to recognise our call for securing the sustainability of local services to be the Government’s top priority."

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Spending Review announcement: LGA response

“Vital local services provided by councils face a funding gap of more than £5 billion next year, rising to £8 billion by 2025."


LGA responds to Ombudsman report on complaints 2018-19

Cllr Peter Fleming, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Improvement and Innovation Board, responds to to the Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman ‘Review of local government complaints 2018-19.

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LGA responds to PAC report concerns over LEP spending and accountability

“With recent research carried out by the LGA revealing that just 20 per cent of people know that their LEP exists or what it is responsible for, this report shows that councils are right to be concerned that the Government does not fully recognise the stretched capacity of individual LEPs to carry out their work or meet new governance standards."