This briefing summarises our new report, produced in partnership with Mears, looking at councils’ role in housing supply.
New research finds councils struggling to meet government targets.
What are the big debates going to be over the next parliament? What’s contentious? What’s high on the political agenda? This briefing considers what lies ahead for local government over the next period.
LGiU responds to the General Election manifestos.
It is clear that there has been a positive change to attitudes to devolving power to more local levels – but is it enough to guarantee transformation? We consider key points here from the manifestos - on devolution and other key areas like health and social care integration and housing.
Although they have been out of the game for a generation councils are rising to the challenge and starting to build houses again. The policy barriers that prevent them from acting as freely as they would like are legion, but there are some really encouraging signs of creative dynamism across the country.…
Housing has risen up the political agenda since the 2010 general election. We look here at what we know so far about the housing proposals of the UK wide parties before their manifestos are published.
This briefing summarises the pre-election Budget. The briefing highlights the Budget's key headline announcements and local government announcements, and also provides commentary from LGiU Chief Executive, Jonathan Carr-West.
This briefing summarises the content of February 2015's C'llr magazine. February's special feature is on elected mayors. Our cover story is a C'llr Interview with Care Minister Norman Lamb, who discusses health and social care integration.
The Elphicke report, "From statutory provider to housing delivery enabler" argues that councils should take on a more central role in enabling the delivery of new housing by a variety of providers. This briefing will be of particular interest to everyone with responsibility for housing, planning, finance and growth.