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Reforming revenues - options for the future financing of local government
LGA responds to government plans to force developers to meet cladding costs
Successful applicants for LGA Housing Advisers’ Programme announced
The Local Government Association has announced the 30 successful projects, supporting 90 councils, for its Housing Advisers Programme 2021/22 (HAP), 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.
Public-Private Partnerships: Driving Growth, Building Resilience
The LGA has commissioned Partnering Regeneration Development and Newbridge Advisors to produce this good practice guide. It aims to support councils to plan and establish more effective public-private partnerships, which can deliver the investment, development and services that are essential to boosting economic growth and recovery.
Health inequalities: Age and gender
Explore case studies from councils and how the pandemic has exacerbated the inequalities in different ways for older and younger people. This work informs part of the health inequalities hub, which is funded by UK Government.
LGA responds to Joseph Rowntree Foundation report into UK poverty
“2022 is likely to be tougher than most, particularly for those on lower incomes, with many households feeling the impacts of the pandemic on their earnings, alongside the removal of the £20 Universal Credit uplift and rising costs of energy and food."
Sutton: Our plan to create an age-friendly borough
Sutton Council and Age UK Sutton are working together to make the London borough a more age-friendly place.
South Gloucestershire: Making sure we're there for children in need
South Gloucestershire agreed a new plan for children’s social care in October 2021 which will see an extra £10m invested over the coming three to five years.
Virtual annual local government finance conference 2022, 13 January 2022
View the presentation slides from the virtual conference.
The 2022/23 Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement
Prior to the Spending Review, the LGA estimated that councils faced cost pressures of £2.6 billion in each year up to 2024/25, to keep services at their 2019/20 levels of access and quality – without addressing any pre-existing pressures.
Eastleigh: Year-long drive to get women active
Eastleigh Borough Council is increasing female activity levels by running a year-long sports promotion campaign in partnership with This Girl Can.
House of Commons, Insecurity in the private rental market, January 2022
The LGA’s view is that the best way to increase housing security is to address the unaffordability of housing, which is a key reason why many people lose their tenancy and become homeless. To fix the unaffordability of housing, the Government needs to reform Right to Buy so that councils can build more genuinely affordable homes, by allowing councils to keep 100 per cent of receipts from homes sold to reinvest in housing delivery.
Cornwall: Keeping children healthy and happy
Cornwall Council and the Active Cornwall partnership have prioritised the health of children by running projects to keep them active and support their development and emotional and mental health.
The Local Government (Disqualifcation) Bill, Report Stage, House of Commons, 13 January 2022
The LGA supports the objective of the Local Government (Disqualification) Bill to ensure the highest standards of integrity and conduct in public life. We agree that it is right that individuals convicted of sexual offences outlined in the Bill should be disqualified from running for public office or retaining their seat if already elected.
Health inequalities: Age and gender case studies
The pandemic has had a profound impact across different demographic groups, explore case studies from councils who have worked to try and reduce health inequalities different ages groups face.
LGA submission to Governments consultation on Phasing out the installation of fossil fuel heating in non-domestic buildings off the gas grid
LGA polling in June 2021 found that 73 per cent of respondents most trusted their local councils compared to 17 per cent that most trusted government when it came to local decision making. Based on the results of this polling, government should strongly consider forming a close working relationship with councils, via the LGA, to help facilitate consumers in making the right technical and economic choices.
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