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LGA responds to CPRE report on new housing design

“High-quality homes for affordable and social rent are desperately needed across the country now, and councils need to be able to resume their role as major builders of affordable homes."

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LGA responds to Shelter survey of private renters

“It is alarming that so many private renters are suffering from housing worries, and councils want to work with government to help meet the challenges renters face."


LGA responds to end of Local Housing Allowance freeze

“Today’s announcement is a step in the right direction but more should be done to help meet the challenges renters and councils face."


LGA - Over 13,500 affordable homes lost through office conversions

The LGA said councils want to work with the Government to tackle the housing shortage and ensure new housing meets the needs of communities. As part of this, it is calling on permitted development rules to be scrapped and local communities to be allowed to have a vital say on new developments in their area.


LGA responds to Local Government Ombudsman Housing Benefit Report

“The report highlights some important learning for councils and government to take forward to improve fairness and accuracy within the benefits system."


LGA responds to new funding to crackdown on criminal landlords

“Councils want to work with the Government to raise standards in the private rented sector, and could do more if they were given the right tools, like greater freedom to establish local licensing schemes for landlords.”


LGA responds to homelessness funding announcement

Today’s announcement shows that the Government has listened to our calls and continued to fund homelessness services


LGA responds to crisis report on sofa surfing

Cllr David Renard responds to a report by Crisis on sofa surfing.

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LGA responds to latest homelessness statistics

“Behind every instance of homelessness lies an individual tragedy and councils want to work with the new government to prevent homelessness from happening in the first place and support those affected.

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LGA responds to launch of new accessible homes coalition

“To tackle the shortage of suitable homes for older and disabled people, councils need greater planning powers and resources to hold developers to account, ensuring that they build the right homes in the right places needed by different groups within the local community."