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Preventing Homelessness – Issues and Challenges for Councils

In partnership with Social Finance we are hosting a free, half day conference in London on the issues and challenges associated with homelessness prevention. Date: 2nd May 1030 – 1430 Venue: Trowers & Hamlins LLP, 3 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8YZ The event is free…



Housing White Paper – Fixing our broken housing market

March 1, 2017

The overall emphasis of the White Paper is on increasing the supply of housing over the longer term, primarily through changes to the planning system. This briefing focuses firstly on the more immediate housing issues and then on the key issues for planning.



The Housing Headwind

December 13, 2016

This briefing summarises a Resolution Foundation report published earlier this year on living standards and housing costs. It concludes that housing costs have reduced income growth to close to zero (possibly below) for more than half the population over time.


National Flood Resilience Review

December 8, 2016

Severe flooding in 2015 prompted the government to review its flooding strategy. This briefing considers this review and also the report from the Environmental Audit Committee on flooding co-operation across government - with strong relevance for local authorities. The review did not cover governance.


Housing and Homelessness – Where are we now?

November 24, 2016

Will the May government mean policy changes on housing or just a change in the rhetoric? This briefing looks at the evidence so far, and at the recent report from the CLG select committee on homelessness.


Committee on Climate Change Annual Progress Report to Parliament (2016)

November 14, 2016

The Independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published its annual progress report for 2016. This briefing will outline findings from the report and is relevant for those in local authorities who wish to stay up to date with the latest progress in climate change policy implementation.


UK Poverty: Causes, Costs, and Solutions

November 8, 2016

This Joseph Rowntree Foundation report brings together much of their poverty research and policy development over the past four years. There are a large number of recommendations for poverty alleviation, spanning across housing, the costs of essentials, labour markets and wages, education and skills, family support and elderly care.


Improving delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant

October 5, 2016

How has local delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant progressed and how can it be improved? A recent report Our Community - Our Covenant and a House of Commons Library briefing paper, Support for UK Veterans, look at funding, good practice and recommendations for improvement.


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