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Lack of action on leaky homes will cost taxpayers billions – new LGA analysis

Slow progress in insulating homes will cost Government at least £4.2 billion in energy waste over the next two years, councils warn today.

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LGA responds to Which? report on electric vehicle charging infrastructure

"Reliability and ease of use of charging infrastructure will be vital to continue attracting more people to make the switch to greener transport"

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Councils respond to Energy Bill Relief Scheme

“The inclusion of councils in the Government’s six-month energy price guarantee announced today is a positive step which should help mitigate against some of the extra pressures councils face this year as a result of spiralling energy costs."

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LGA responds to IPPR analysis on retrofitting homes

“All households, especially those that are fuel poor need support to decrease their energy bills, and retrofitting leaky homes will do this as well as help protect more vulnerable people from suffering cold and damp conditions that can lead to ill health."

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LGA responds to energy bills announcement

"Councils are taking practical steps to support those in their communities this winter, to address immediate hardship and improve people’s financial resilience and wellbeing, including through their use of the Household Support Fund."

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LGA responds to NAO report on Affordable Homes Programme

"The importance of considering how new and existing homes are contributing to the national net zero target, along with all public funds, cannot be overstated."

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Lenient guidelines leading to low fly tipping fines, councils warn

“Magistrates need new sentencing guidelines for fly-tipping, to make court action more worthwhile for councils and in turn, reduce fly-tipping in our communities.”

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England’s leaky homes will cost poorer families £250 extra a year in wasted energy

​​​​​​​Three million ‘fuel poor’ households - already struggling with the rising cost of living – are having to pay an extra £250 a year on average on fuel bills because of poorly insulated homes, new analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA) warns today.

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Polluted rivers end construction of new homes

More than seven per cent of all of England’s planned house building cannot go ahead due to river pollution levels, with further house building banned in other areas because of low water levels, analysis by the Local Government Association reveals.

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LGA statement on Queen’s Speech: Energy Security Bill

"We need urgent efforts to decarbonise energy and insulate homes, focused on households in fuel poverty to ensure people are able to cope with the worsening cost of living crisis."