This briefing examines the proposals to establish a new Commissioner, create a statutory definition of domestic abuse, and to allow courts to impose sentences taking account of the abusive behaviour involving a child, in the context of the government’s strategy to address this issue, and of pressures on public funding.
It is too early to draw firm conclusions about the horrific Grenfell fire, but local government are starting to consider the wider implications. We look here at the immediate response, at resilience and accountabilities, and whether the fire will result in changes to key areas such as housing policy.
How many homes are being built, what type and where? We examine recent statistics here taken from DCLG and the National Housing Federation.
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…
- 2 May 2017, 10:30–14:30
- Trowers & Hamlins LLP, 3 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8YZ
This report, written by the Town and Country Planning Association and supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, examines the degree to which climate change mitigation and adaptation is reflected as a priority in local plans in England.
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.
Overview of the likely devolution and local growth landscapes in early 2017, reflecting on the Autumn Statement 2016 and its aftermath
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.
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.
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.