Full assessment of the Decent Homes Programme

Housing Minister John Healey has announced a full scale assessment of the government’s drive to improve England’s social housing stock.

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New measures to increase the effectiveness of the Prevent Programme

 Communities Secretary John Denham has re-affirmed the importance of the Government supported Prevent programme and set out measures to further improve its effectiveness.

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'Smarter government' - councils respond

 Commenting on the publication of the Smarter Government White Paper, Cllr Margaret Eaton, Chairman of the LGA, said:

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Scotland's water rescue capability

An independent review of Scotland's water rescue capability has concluded that there is no requirement for new legislation or wholesale change in current statutory arrangements and protocols.

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Design and development of new homes for older people must become a national priority

 A new report has recommended that the design and development of new homes for older people must become a national priority if the UK is to avoid a future housing crisis < more...

Greater council freedom on housing allocations

 Housing Minister John Healey has now given councils more flexibility in how they manage their waiting lists.  He has also called on councils to do more to tackle the my more...

Euro millions for Scottish housing

Eight Scottish housing associations now have access to a new £70 million lending facility offered by the European Investment Bank and the Housing Finance Corporation.

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Key role of LGA in emergency planning

At times of national crisis, officers and members of the LGA are on standby to represent local government at high-level emergency response meetings

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New legacy promise puts disabled people at the heart of London 2012

  
The London 2012 Paralympic Games are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to challenge perceptions of disability

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Peter Mandelson Launches Low Carbon Construction

  Attending the first meeting of the Innovation and Growth Team on Construction, Peter Mandelson  laid down a challenge to members, to ensure the industry is "fit for pur more...

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Local Government Innovation Awards Scheme

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Saving Travel Carbon, Saving Travel Costs
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