A reason for hope

A second vaccine to tackle COVID-19

Capturing land value

Central and local government should be able to capture more of the increase in the value of land that occurs when planning permission is granted, to help pay for new local infrastructure and affordable housing.

Child diabetes up 40%

The number of children and young people being treated for Type 2 diabetes – normally only seen in adults and often linked to obesity – has soared by around 40 per cent in just four years, to more than 700 cases, the LGA has warned.

Rough sleeping strategy

The LGA was a member of an advisory panel involved in the development of the Government’s Rough Sleeping Strategy, along with councils and homelessness service providers and partners.