Local Government Association

We are the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve

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LGA responds to Universal Credit reforms

“Using their local leadership, knowledge of the local labour market and ability to bring partners together, councils are uniquely placed to deliver a coherent, local joined-up offer to help people get back into work and training, backed up by the right funding.”

LGA responds to Universal Credit reforms

Housing Advisers Programme (HAP) 2020-2021

The Housing Advisers Programme is designed to support councils by helping them meet their local housing need. It aims to be simple, flexible, and locally-led. This year, 16 successful applicants received money from the programme to promote, facilitate and enhance their role and capacity to meet their local housing need.

Housing Advisers Programme (HAP) 2020-2021

Pedicabs (London) Bill: Adjourned debate on Second Reading, House of Commons, 21 January 2022

Currently, pedicabs are exempt from the regulations which cover taxis and private hire vehicles. They do not need a licence to operate, are able to set their own prices and are not subject to checks on the safety and ability of their drivers, or the road worthiness of their vehicles. Councils have been made aware of various issues involving pedicabs, including unsafe driving, noise nuisance and pavement parking.

Pedicabs (London) Bill: Adjourned debate on Second Reading, House of Commons, 21 January 2022

LGA responds to ADASS Contingencies Survey

“No one receiving services should have to go without, but pre-existing workforce shortages have been compounded by staff absences caused by Omicron, leaving some councils with no choice but to prioritise people in their care."

LGA responds to ADASS Contingencies Survey