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Successful applicants for LGA Housing Advisers Programme announced

The programme is designed to support councils by funding the provision of independent expertise for councils undertaking specific projects to tackle the effects of the housing crisis in their local communities.

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Queen's Speech: LGA responds to Building Safety Bill

“The tragedy that unfolded at Grenfell Tower must never be allowed to happen again and we must ensure that those who live, work and visit high-rise and high-risk buildings are safe."

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LGA responds to latest house building statistics

“The last time the country built more than 300,000 homes a year was 1977/78, when councils built 44 per cent of them."

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LGA responds to Homes for Later Living report

The Local Government Association’s Housing spokesman, Cllr David Renard, responds to a report by Homes for Later Living, which claims poor housing is set to contribute to almost one million more older people suffering falls-related injuries.

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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.

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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 Resolution Foundation mobility report

Local Government Association housing spokesman Cllr Martin Tett, responds to the Resolution Foundation’s mobility report which says that high rents are reducing the benefits of mobility among young people.

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LGA responds to consultation on building safety reforms

“The proposals announced today do reflect many of the calls we have made, but there is still work to do to drive these reforms forward and this must happen as soon as possible"

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LGA responds to National Audit Office land availability report

“Through programmes like One Public Estate, councils have shown that they are best-placed to lead efforts to make better use of public assets, such as releasing unused or surplus land for housing, and are committed to bringing forward sites to ensure that enough homes and the necessary infrastructure are built to meet local needs."