Tag Archives : LGA

Plymouth calls on Government to take action on Housing Benefit overpayments

Plymouth City Council is working with the Local Government Association (LGA) to call on the Government to tackle the issue of Housing Benefit overpayments, which contributes to a loss of £1 million a year to Plymouth taxpayers. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) pays a subsidy to councils including Plymouth to administer Housing Benefit, […]

Independent review finds City Council has made ‘massive strides’

An independent review of Plymouth City’s Council performance has concluded that it has made ‘massive strides’ in recent years and achieved ‘significant outcomes’ for citizens. A Local Government Association team spent a week with the Council carrying out a Peer Challenge to assess as ‘critical friends’ the council’s plans, priorities, performance and leadership. The eight-strong […]