Local Government Association

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LGA responds to Government response to Home Affairs Committee report on spiking

"While the Police primarily lead the response to incidents of spiking, councils play a vital, preventative role by not only working with a range of partners to improve safeguarding measures within the night-time economy but through the licensing system to address specific concerns against a venue."

LGA responds to Government response to Home Affairs Committee report on spiking

Procurement Bill, Committee Stage, 4 July 2022

We are concerned that the wording of the Bill will require the public sector to spend time and money seeking market solutions for goods and services which can currently be delivered effectively by collaborative arrangements within the public sector.

Briefing

Procurement Bill, Committee Stage, 4 July 2022

LGA responds to Campaign for Better Transport bus funding report

"The recent funding announcements came as a disappointment for many councils, with more than half of the areas that applied for more support receiving no funding and over a third of the country’s population missing out."

LGA responds to Campaign for Better Transport bus funding report

Social Housing Management Peer Challenge launched

​​​​​​​The Local Government Association is launching a new peer challenge to support stock-owning councils to improve their management of social housing, in the context of the expectations outlined in the Government’s social housing white paper and recently published Social Housing Regulation Bill.

Social Housing Management Peer Challenge launched

Debate Not Hate

Debating and disagreeing with one another is a healthy part of democracy, but abuse and intimidation crosses the line into dangerous territory. The right engagement matters.

Debate Not Hate

Wellbeing support for councillors - Middlesbrough Council

Being a councillor is both a privilege and a tremendous responsibility and, as high-profile members of the community, councillors may experience abuse of varying severity during their term of office.

Case Study

Wellbeing support for councillors - Middlesbrough Council

LGA responds to building safety measures coming into force

The LGA has long argued that blameless leaseholders should not have to pay for fire safety defects resulting from 20 years of regulatory failure and industry malpractice. We are pleased the Government has listened, although we remain concerned that the measures announced today will be insufficient to protect all leaseholders who own the freeholds of their blocks.

LGA responds to building safety measures coming into force

Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill, Committee Stage, House of Commons, June 2022

The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill acts upon long running asks from councils and the LGA for further devolution in England. We are pleased that the Government has proposed to speed up the process and make good on its commitment to offer all of England the opportunity to benefit from a devolution deal by 2030.

Briefing

Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill, Committee Stage, House of Commons, June 2022

Haringey Council: supporting residents' housing needs

Ms Mohamoud is a resident living in the Haringey borough who was looking for support from Haringey Council to move her and her family into more suitable accommodation. Haringey Council moved quickly to ensure Ms Mohamoud and her family were moved into accommodation that suited her and her families needs. This is her story.

Haringey Council: supporting residents' housing needs