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Young people today half as likely to get on nation's 'broken' housing ladder

Young people today half as likely to get on nation's 'broken' housing ladder

Young people today are half as likely to own a home as they were 20 years ago, while existing home-owners face being unable to move, according to a new report by the Local Government Association.

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Successful applicants for LGA Housing Advisers Programme announced

The programme is designed to support councils by funding the provision of independent expertise for councils undertaking specific projects to tackle the effects of the housing crisis in their local communities.

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Right to Buy rules undermining council efforts to boost housebuilding

“There are more than a million people on council waiting lists and councils can further get on with the job of building the new homes that people in their areas desperately need if they are able to keep all RTB receipts to replace any homes sold.”

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Response to the MHCLG rapid rehousing pathway

Every instance of homelessness is an individual tragedy and councils are determined to prevent homelessness from happening in the first place and support families affected.

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Response to ONS figures on the number of deaths of homeless people

Every death of a homeless person is preventable. We must make this everybody's business to work together to stop this tragic loss of life and stop homelessness from happening in the first place.

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Response to Civitas report on household growth

A genuine renaissance in council housebuilding would not only boost housing supply, but increase affordability and the number of people able to get on the housing ladder.

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Report: Councils empowering and engaging tenants

A new report published by the Local Government Association and Tpas sets out how councils are empowering and engaging their tenants. 

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Queen's Speech: LGA responds to Building Safety Bill

“The tragedy that unfolded at Grenfell Tower must never be allowed to happen again and we must ensure that those who live, work and visit high-rise and high-risk buildings are safe."

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One in 10 new homes was a former office

New analysis by the Local Government Association reveals nearly one in 10 new homes over the last two years was converted from an office and included no affordable housing or supporting investment in infrastructure such as roads, schools and health services.

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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."