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LGA responds to DLUHC announcement on housebuilding targets

Councils are committed to working with government and developers to build the housing the country needs.

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Social rent cap could cost councils more than £3 billion in five years

“With more than one million people on council house waiting lists and the retrofitting of existing housing stock key to the country’s net zero goals, imposing a cap would have a hugely detrimental impact to those efforts.”

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LGA responds to NAO report on Affordable Homes Programme

"The importance of considering how new and existing homes are contributing to the national net zero target, along with all public funds, cannot be overstated."

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LGA and NHF respond to social housing rent cap consultation

“Decisions on the level of rent increases for tenants need to be made by housing providers within the existing government rent policy commitment, ensuring that there is a careful balance between affordability for tenants and investment in the homes that they live in."

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LGA responds to publication of Regulator of Social Housing review

“We are pleased to see the publication of this review, highlighting the regulator’s work which continues to help councils in their goal of improving the standards of social housing and supporting and empowering their tenants."

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LGA responds to launch of £180m Brownfield Land Release Fund 2

Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association responds to the launch of round 2 funding for the Government’s Brownfield Land Release Fund.

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England’s leaky homes will cost poorer families £250 extra a year in wasted energy

​​​​​​​Three million ‘fuel poor’ households - already struggling with the rising cost of living – are having to pay an extra £250 a year on average on fuel bills because of poorly insulated homes, new analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA) warns today.

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Polluted rivers end construction of new homes

More than seven per cent of all of England’s planned house building cannot go ahead due to river pollution levels, with further house building banned in other areas because of low water levels, analysis by the Local Government Association reveals.

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LGA responds to DLUHC announcement on supported housing package

“We are pleased that government is acting on councils’ concerns about the minority of unscrupulous landlords who exploit the supported housing system for financial gain while providing poor quality accommodation and support to people in vulnerable circumstances."

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LGA responds to Building Beautiful Places announcement

Cllr David Renard, Housing Spokesperson for the Local Government Association, responds to the written ministerial statement on Building Beautiful Places.