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LGA responds to Treasury one-year Spending Review announcement
LGA responds to government funding allocated for new homes for rough sleepers
"We urge government to temporarily remove the No Recourse to Public Funds condition. This would reduce public health risks and ease the pressure on homelessness services by enabling vulnerable people to access welfare benefits, who are currently unable to do so because of their immigration status."
Business Rates Review: call for evidence - Tranche Two response, October 2020
Local government needs a system that raises sufficient resources for local priorities in a way that is fair for residents and gives local politicians all the tools they need to be the leaders of their communities. For councils, it is also important that the tax system, including business rates, provides as much certainty as possible.
Fire Safety Bill: Committee Stage, House of Lords, 29 October 2020
We welcome the introduction of the Fire Safety Bill (FSB) and hope it will be an important step in the right direction. We are concerned about some of the practicalities of the Bill, how it aligns with the building safety proposals the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is preparing, and the costs it may impose on councils and other building owners.
Learning for Life: the role of adult community education in developing thriving local communities
The handful of case studies featured in this councillors’ handbook demonstrate the excellent work of ACE services.
Learning for Life: the role of adult community education in developing thriving local communities - A handbook for councillors
The handful of case studies featured in this councillors’ handbook demonstrate the excellent work of ACE services, but there are hundreds more great examples out there.
LGA statement: Free school meals and hardship funding
"No young person should have to go hungry and ensuring vulnerable pupils are provided for is a top priority for councils."
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