News

The LGA's media office provides the national voice of local government in England and Wales on the major issues of the day for national, regional and local press.

Filter by topics
- All -
Filter by support type
- All -
Your search returned 50 results
Thumbnail

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. 

Thumbnail

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."

Thumbnail

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."

Thumbnail

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.”

Thumbnail

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.”

Thumbnail

More than 123,000 children have spent their school holidays homeless

Councils are currently housing almost 123,000 children experiencing homelessness, which not only has hugely negative impact on their young lives but creates an unsustainable position for local councils, as they experience spiralling housing costs without the tools and resources to deliver the homes their residents need

Thumbnail

LGA responds to Social Housing Green Paper

This green paper is a step towards delivering more social homes but it is only a small step, compared with the huge and immediate need for more genuinely affordable homes

Thumbnail

LGA responds to Government Rough Sleeping Strategy

“This strategy is a positive first step towards helping councils in their efforts to tackle rough sleeping."

Thumbnail

LGA responds to government announcement on changes to national planning policy framework

“It is positive to see social rent retained in the definition of affordable housing – as called for by the LGA - although the definition should be clearer in separating social rent from ‘affordable’ rent which is often not accessible for people on lower incomes."

Thumbnail

Double council tax on empty homes - councils urge Lords to back new powers

Thousands of empty properties across England could be brought back into use if councils are allowed to double the rate of extra council tax on empty homes, local government leaders say today.