Eight in 10 MPs say councils should have more financial freedoms and powers to build homes in their area and 72 per cent say they should have more control over local taxes, according to exclusive LGA polling by Savanta ComRes.
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A cross-party committee of MPs has called on ministers to publish a 10-year plan for social care, with detailed costings.
New analysis by the LGA has revealed that more than 1.1 million homes granted planning permission in the last decade are yet to be built.
As first was going to press, the Government was still planning to end the remaining legal limits on social contact in England from 21 June but had warned no decision would be made until the week before, given concerns over new variants.