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A primary school’s worth of children face becoming homeless this summer

We are calling on the new Prime Minister to make tackling homelessness an urgent priority when he arrives in 10 Downing Street next week.

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LGA opens bids for Housing Advisers Programme to tackle housing crisis

The Local Government Association is launching its third year of the Housing Advisers Programme, an innovative scheme to help councils overcome housing challenges in their local areas, with bids invited from today.

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LGA responds to written ministerial statement on building safety

"Although it is two years since we raised the need to look at High Pressure Laminate (HPL) with government, five years since an HPL system combined with combustible insulation failed a fire test and 10 years since HPL panels helped spread the fire at Lakanal House where six people died, advice has only just been issued on the level of risk posed by HPL cladding."

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LGA responds to housing, health and safety rating system review

The Government has listened to the concerns of councils and is to overhaul the Housing, Health and Safety Rating System. This will help improve councils’ ability to uphold standards in the private rented sector.

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LGA responds to HCLG Committee report on modern methods of construction

Local Government Association’s Housing spokesman, Cllr Martin Tett, responds to a report by the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee on modern methods of construction, which says councils need to build more homes.

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.

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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 PAC report on planning and housing market

LGA Housing spokesman, Cllr Martin Tett, responds to a report by the Public Accounts Committee warning that the Government’s housebuilding target is in “jeopardy”.

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LGA responds to Prime Minister’s housing announcement

“High-quality homes for affordable and social rent are desperately needed across the country now, and councils need to be able to play a leading role in solving our housing crisis.“

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LGA responds to calls to repeal Vagrancy Act

"Government needs to use the Spending Review to fund councils sustainably to prevent homelessness in the first place, and to help them resume their historic role as major housebuilders of good-quality, affordable homes."