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LGA statement on PAC report on cladding progress

“We urge the Government to act on all the Committee’s recommendations without delay. Issues raised in the report around insurance, mortgages and the skills shortage rightly highlight the serious challenges that need to be overcome if all buildings are to be made safe."

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New housing targets 'jeopardise any ambition to level-up country

“Algorithms and formulas can never be a substitute for local knowledge and decision-making by councils and communities who know their areas best."

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LGA responds to support package announced for renters

“Councils remain concerned that the ending of the ban could see a rise in homelessness. They will continue to support tenants who are experiencing financial difficulty, but want to work with government on a long-term plan that will safeguard renters and help them to stay in their homes, in as many cases as possible."

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LGA responds to Affordable Homes Programme announcement

“With more than one million households on council housing waiting lists, it is vital that we build more housing for social rent, and we look forward to seeing more clarity around how this will be delivered."

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LGA responds to further extension of eviction ban

"This should, for now, reassure worried tenants and allay the serious concerns councils have had over the potential risk of homelessness some private renters may have faced."

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LGA responds to Salvation Army report on homelessness

"The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the significant challenges councils already faced supporting homeless people."

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LGA responds to Government 'Planning for the Future' proposal

“Councils are committed to ensuring new homes are built and communities have quality places to live."

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LGA responds to shelter research on private renting parents

Cllr David Renard, LGA housing spokesman, responds to research from Shelter showing that nearly one in five (17 per cent) private renting parents – equivalent to 458,000 adults - are now more concerned their family will become homeless as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

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LGA responds to PACAC report on infrastructure projects

“The Committee is absolutely right to say the Government’s infrastructure projects need to be more responsive to local need, with local support and local input."

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LGA responds to HCLG Committee report on social housing

“Housing must be a central part of the national recovery from coronavirus. Now is the time for a genuine renaissance in council house-building that reduces homelessness, gets rough sleepers off the streets for good, supports people’s wellbeing and is climate-friendly.”