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Over 1.1 million homes with planning permission waiting to be built - new LGA analysis

The LGA is calling for councils to be given powers in a Planning Bill in the Queen’s Speech to incentivise developers to build housing more quickly.

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LGA responds to launch of consistent recycling consultation

“We support the ambition to increase recycling and eliminate all avoidable waste by 2050."

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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson to be new LGA President

Baroness Grey-Thompson, currently an LGA Vice-President, will succeed outgoing President Lord Kerslake and will be formally elected at the LGA’s General Assembly in July.

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LGA responds to Sport England’s Active Lives Adult Survey

Local government plays a critical role in delivering sport and fitness activities and maintaining the UK’s leisure infrastructure. It is fantastic to see so many places reopening and welcoming back their communities.

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LGA responds to new law to make school uniform costs affordable for all

Baroness Blake responds to a new law which received Royal Assent today, requiring schools to follow new statutory guidance on uniform costs, which will ensure prices are kept down.

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LGA responds to High Court Judgement on holding online and hybrid council meetings

“It is very disappointing that this last avenue to allow councils to hold online and hybrid meetings whilst COVID-19 restrictions are still in force has not been successful."

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Councils spearheading national climate change effort

To mark Earth Day, the Local Government Association, which represents councils in England and Wales, is highlighting impressive new statistics that shine a light on the work councils are doing.

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LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on supporting vulnerable people during lockdown

"Protecting the most vulnerable members of our communities has been councils’ number one priority throughout the pandemic."

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LGA responds to coronavirus grant scheme extension

“This further funding will help councils to continue to provide much-needed support to low income households at risk of poverty and financial hardship as the Government continues its gradual easing of the coronavirus measures."

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Death of HRH Prince Philip: LGA statement

Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.