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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."

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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.

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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."

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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.