£29m council funding for vulnerable children

Sajid Javid has announced that councils will receive an additional £29 million to boost their support for unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

Lowest-income households facing debt

New research has revealed that a third of the lowest-income households in Britain have loans and credit card debts that outstrip the assets they hold.

Nottingham reiterates post-Grenfell funding call

Nottingham City Council has repeated its request for the government to provide the £8.5 million necessary for post-Grenfell safety measures.

Liverpool to set out 15 year plan for growth

Liverpool City Council is on the brink of publishing its Local Plan that will set out plans to create 35,000 new homes.

Councils support threatened live music venues

The LGA has joined a cross-party campaign which will see a person or business responsible for a change in noise conditions being held responsible for managing that change.

Brighton pinpoints potential housing brownfield sites

Brighton City Council has identified 180 brownfield sites as having potential to provide space for a number of new homes that the region needs.

New measures to cut down on unfair leasehold practices

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced new measures to crackdown on unfair and abusive practices within the leasehold system.

Government complacency has failed homelessness

Homelessness across England is now ‘a national crisis’, with a new report sating the government’s attitude has been 'unacceptably complacent'.

New public online database for landlords in London

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has launched a new public online database to protect people privately renting homes in the capital.

Gove outlines four-point plastic waste plan

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has told the BBC of his four-point plan for tackling plastic waste.

Herefordshire pledges to support more refugees

Herefordshire County Council has agreed to support more refugees as part of the Home Office’s various resettlement schemes.

Homelessness affecting new groups of people

Homelessness is increasingly affecting families from areas and professions that would never have encountered the problem before, says the LGO.

£6 million loan proposal for affordable homes

South Lakeland District Council is planning to lend £6 million to housing associations in the region to address the shortage of rental homes.

Sprinkler systems for Manchester’s council-owned high rises

Manchester City Council is set to approve the installation of sprinklers in the 36 council-owned high rise properties.

Brownfield land not the only solution to housing crisis

A new report has argued that the amount of brownfield land available will not be enough to meet the current housing need.

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