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LGA responds to Government rough sleeping announcement

"Proper resourcing of local government funding is essential if we are going to end rising homelessness."

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10,000 affordable homes potentially lost through office conversions

Latest figures show that since 2015, a total of 42,130 housing units in England have been converted from offices to flats without having to go through the planning system.

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LGA responds to CLA report on affordable homes

"Councils are committed to tackling the housing crisis and delivering the right homes in the right places with the necessary local services and infrastructure."

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Potential £320 billion windfall from new generation of high quality social housing

Councils could generate £320 billion into the country’s economy over the next 50 years if they were able to build a “new generation” of high-quality council housing, the Local Government Association says today.

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LGA responds to report on planning new housing developments

Cllr Martin Tett, Transport spokesman for the Local Government Association, responds to a report by Transport for New Homes on planning new housing developments.

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Response to homelessness funding announcement

If we’re to truly tackle homelessness in this country, we need to be moving much further, much faster. With the loss of a private rented tenancy the leading cause of homelessness, it’s essential that those on the sharp end of our housing crisis are given as much support as possible. 

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LGA responds to scrapping of the housing borrowing cap

“It is fantastic that the Government has accepted our long-standing call to scrap the housing borrowing cap."

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LGA responds to PM social housing announcement

"Homes for affordable and social rent are desperately needed across the country now, not in 2022, and the measures announced today fail to provide the funding certainty councils also need to play a leading role in solving our housing crisis."

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LGA responds to Land Value Capture report

“Government action on these recommendations would have a significant impact in building more homes with the right infrastructures and places that people want to live and work.”

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LGA responds to rough sleeping initiative funding

"Only by triggering the renaissance in council house-building that we need can we put in place the long-term reforms that will help make homelessness a thing of the past.”