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LGA responds to government social housing review

“Councils support measures that help social housing staff to better support residents and ensure any issues are dealt with quickly and satisfactorily."

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Successful applicants for LGA Housing Advisers’ Programme announced

The LGA has announced the 30 successful projects, supporting 90 councils, for its Housing Advisers Programme, an innovative scheme to help councils overcome housing challenges in their local areas, address the housing crisis and meet the housing needs of local communities. 

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LGA responds to closure of tax loophole on second homes

"We are pleased the government has listened to councils and is taking action to prevent owners of properties which are not genuine businesses exploiting the rules."

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LGA responds to government plans to force developers to meet cladding costs

“No leaseholder should have to pay the costs of making their homes safe and the Secretary of State’s threat to use the legal system to ensure developers meet their responsibilities to leaseholders is a positive step in the right direction."

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LGA responds to report on meeting housing demand

By giving councils the powers and resources to build 100,000 much-needed social homes a year, we can help the Government meet its annual target of 300,000 new homes.

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LGA responds to vaccination scheme for rough sleepers

Cllr David Renard, LGA housing spokesperson responds to the Government’s announcement of the Protect and Vaccinate scheme to increase vaccination among people sleeping rough.

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LGA responds to announcement on supported accommodation for young people

“Councils want the very best for the children in their care and care leavers. Regulating all accommodation for these young people up to the age of 18 is a positive step towards ensuring they live in the right homes for their needs."

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LGA responds to NAO report on regulation of private renting

“Councils want all tenants to be able to live in safe and secure, high-quality housing and can play a key role in driving up standards in the private rented sector."

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LGA responds to DCN survey of landlords selling properties

"These findings are concerning and highlight the need to tackle our severe housing shortage by building more social housing, which are much more affordable than in the private rented sector."

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LGA responds to Shelter research showing 274,000 now homeless

“These figures should be a wake-up call to the need for a cross-departmental government plan to tackle homelessness"