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LGA responds to funding to tackle rogue landlords

Responding for the LGA Cllr David Renard, LGA housing spokesperson, said: “Everyone deserves a safe, decent, warm and affordable place to live, this is critical to the health and wellbeing of communities.

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Social rent cap could cost councils more than £3 billion in five years

“With more than one million people on council house waiting lists and the retrofitting of existing housing stock key to the country’s net zero goals, imposing a cap would have a hugely detrimental impact to those efforts.”

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LGA opens bids for Housing Advisers Programme to tackle local challenges

The Local Government Association is launching the sixth year of the Housing Advisers Programme, an innovative scheme to help councils overcome housing challenges in their local areas.

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LGA responds to Kerslake Commission report on homelessness

"In particular, we are calling for a fair, accessible and sufficient mainstream benefits system providing financial stability for low income households, protecting those who are unable to work, reducing health inequalities and linking effectively with key local partners to improve job opportunities and socio-economic wellbeing."

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LGA responds to NAO report on Affordable Homes Programme

"The importance of considering how new and existing homes are contributing to the national net zero target, along with all public funds, cannot be overstated."

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LGA responds to Rough Sleeping Strategy

We are pleased to see the Government’s Rough Sleeping Strategy published, which has been backed up by financial support, to tackle the tragedy that is rough sleeping and homelessness.

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LGA responds to Decent Homes Standard consultation

“It will be vital that councils are sufficiently resourced, through new burdens funding, to support the implementation of the standard, and that it is introduced in a way which minimises disruption to the overall supply of stock in the private rented sector market."

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LGA and NHF respond to social housing rent cap consultation

“Decisions on the level of rent increases for tenants need to be made by housing providers within the existing government rent policy commitment, ensuring that there is a careful balance between affordability for tenants and investment in the homes that they live in."

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£6 billion in Right to Buy discounts threaten future of scheme

Almost £6 billion has been given out in discounts through the Right to Buy (RTB) scheme since the size of the discount was increased in 2012, new analysis by the Local Government Association reveals.

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LGA responds to quarterly homelessness statistics

"Collaboration between central government, councils and housing providers to offer a more supportive approach to recovery and arrears is essential."