Homelessness is one of our society’s most intractable issues and one that has been at the top of the political agenda for several years. This week LGiU’s local government-led Homelessness Commission launched its final report. We discuss its recommendations on how to accelerate progress towards ending homelessness.
And it would be remiss of us not to mention the race for the PM title, so we give our key asks from the UK’s next leader.
Plus our regular roundup of LGiU’s recent member-only policy briefings, and the highlights from our Daily News emails including the 2-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, declining housing affordability for teachers and nurses, new ‘green’ trains to run on unprofitable routes and light-hearted stories from Bradford and Southend in ‘And Finally’.
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Links mentioned in the podcast:
- LGiU Homelessness Commission 2019: Final Report
- Briefing: Perspectives on local government funding
- Briefing: Housing and planning round-up June 2019
- Briefing: Launch of the IFS Inequality Review (the Deaton Review)
- Briefing: West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy
- Briefing: Creating a challenge culture? New statutory guidance on overview and scrutiny
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