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.
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.
7 in 10 councillors have experienced abuse and intimidation in the last year – LGA survey
Seven in 10 councillors reported experiencing abuse and intimidation within the last 12 months, with 1 in 10 experiencing abuse frequently, a new Local Government Association (LGA) Councillor Census reveals today.
The LGA has developed a new peer challenge to help stock-holding councils to improve their management of social housing, in the context of the expectations outlined in the charter for social housing residents: social housing white paper.
Urgent CIPFA consultation on temporary changes to the accounting code (Infrastructure assets)
The current issues with local audit are complex and have a number of causes including a limited number of firms within the market and a shortage of suitably qualified auditors working for those firms. This situation has been made worse by tighter and stricter regulation of auditors following audit scandals in the private sector and more recently by the difficulty of auditing under COVID restrictions.
LGA – festival season isn’t always fun for local taxpayers because of outdated licensing fees, say councils
As the summer festival season gets underway, councils are warning that because of outdated licensing fees, local taxpayers are heavily subsidising some commercial events and are calling for fees to be updated – a plea that extends across the whole licensed sector.