The National Audit Office’s report “Disposal of public land for new homes” assesses the progress the previous government made in meeting its target to release enough public sector owned land to build 100,000 new homes and in doing so support 25,000 jobs by 2015.
The first hundred days is a significant milestone in a new government’s journey. Have they been implementing manifesto commitments, what has been dropped or amended, what’s new? What is the impact and what does it tell us about what the political weather may hold for the next 1725 days?
A new online mapping tool published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation enables users in local authorities to explore "climate change disadvantage" at a neighbourhood scale across England. It brings together climate risk and social vulnerability spatially and is a unique tool for local authorities and their partners.
The need for local government’s strategic leadership role is more crucial than ever if we are to move to the “lower tax, higher wage, lower welfare” society the government aspires to.
Local government’s strategic leadership role is more crucial than ever if we are to move to the “lower tax, higher wage, lower welfare” society the government aspires to.
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.