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Big-hitting Budget adds urgency to devolution plans

July 9, 2015 by Jonathan Carr-West

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.


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July Budget 2015

July 9, 2015

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.


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Under Construction

June 23, 2015

New research finds councils struggling to meet government targets.


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Manifestos: Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrats

April 16, 2015

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.


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What do councils bring to the house building table?

April 15, 2015 by Andrew Walker

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.…


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Housing: pre-general election special

April 7, 2015

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.


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Budget 2015

March 18, 2015

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.


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