Policy Briefings

Council housing finance: detailed proposals

February 10, 2011

The government has announced details of its proposals to reform the funding of council housing in the Localism Bill and in more detail in ‘Implementing self-financing for council housing’. This briefing summarises and comments on the proposals.


Regeneration to enable growth

February 10, 2011

The Government has set out its contribution to community-led local regeneration. It sees a significant role for local authorities. This briefing provides a summary and highlights a Select Committee inquiry on the new approach.



DWP Worklessness Co-Design: Interim Report

February 7, 2011

This briefing summarises and comments on the interim report of the progress made by the DWP, working with five councils, in developing new solutions to address specific problems of worklessness.


Publicity Code: Select Committee Question Revisions

February 4, 2011

A select committee has questioned some of the provisions in the government's draft Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity. This briefing reports on the findings and gives an update on the introduction of the revised Code.





Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management in England

January 25, 2011

This briefing highlights important consultations that will shape the new National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England, and clarify future roles, responsibilities and funding.