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LGA responds to Government 'Planning for the Future' proposal
£1 billion loss to local economies if COVID-19 grant schemes closed
Coronavirus: information for councils
“Councils are committed to ensuring new homes are built and communities have quality places to live."
Creative industries can play a key role in the COVID-19 recovery
“Local creative industries can be the cornerstone of recovery for our communities and local economies from the impacts of COVID-19."
LGA responds to Children's Commissioner briefing
“Councils have been working closely with schools throughout the coronavirus pandemic to ensure they remain open for vulnerable children and families, and where needed, councils have delivered vital IT equipment for children."
Creative places - supporting your local creative economy
As the UK faces the challenges of the 21st century, creativity has a role to play in shaping our response to climate change, globalisation and technological innovation – and in enabling the economy and society to ‘bounce forwards’ from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Shutting the discretionary scheme would be a mistake by the Government at this time. Councils need more time and flexibility to ensure as many businesses can benefit from this funding."
Improving the private rented sector: A guide for councils
This toolkit is one of three publications produced by Housing Quality Network (HQN) for the Local Government Association (LGA) on helping councils and their partners to improve standards in the private rented sector.
Improving the private rented sector: Decent and Safe Homes (DASH) East Midlands
DASH was set up in 2005 as a joint initiative by local authorities, property owners, landlords and tenants in the East Midlands.
Improving the private rented sector: Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Greater Manchester Combined Authority is committed to drive up standards in the private rented sector and make a positive difference to the lives of tenants and landlords.
Improving the private rented sector: Sunderland City Council
Strategies for the private rented sector focus on improving the quality of the stock, tackling unprofessional landlords and improving stock condition of individual properties.
Improving the private rented sector: Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Stoke-on-Trent council is highly ambitious and says in its housing strategy that it sees itself as a facilitator of change.
Improving the private rented sector: Oxford City Council
Addressing the issues in the private rented sector is a well-established priority for the city council.
Improving the private rented sector: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
The private rented sector is the major tenure in the borough with over 40 per cent of households (53,000 households). It has more than doubled since 2003.
Improving the private rented sector: Hull City Council
Hull has a large private rented sector with concentrations of up to 80 per cent of the stock on some streets being in that tenure.
Improving the private rented sector: Hartlepool Borough Council
The council plan, which is at the consultation stage, includes commitments to take effective action to tackle poor housing conditions and anti-social behaviour in the private sector as well as a focus on adopting a multi-agency approach in, for instance, the Oxford Street neighbourhood.
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