The private rented sector is an increasingly important part of the housing market. The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee’s inquiry considers the powers and resources available to local authorities to enforce standards in the private rented sector, with a particular focus on the experience of tenants.
It has never been easier to communicate but it is also increasingly difficult to compete for attention. Councils have to get messages across compellingly in this new world of digital media. Our essential guide provides support for anyone working in local government who may have contact with the media .
This report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies explores divergences between assessed needs for social care and other service spending and local tax-raising capacity, and considers options for funding social care in the wider context of the changing system of local government finance.
The House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts report on the finances of academy schools looks at the transparency and accountability of the system as a whole; and on the financial sustainability of academy trusts. These are not-for-profit charities which collectively received £20 billion in 2015-16 to run nearly 6,000…
The Urban Transport Group’s report examines the impact of rising levels of van traffic on air quality, congestion and the public realm in towns and cities. The report argues that policy-makers, including in local government, should be paying more attention to the implications.
There has been concern about the decline in the number of local print newspapers in the UK for seven decades. We examine here the current state of local newspapers and its possible impact on local democracy.
Our monthly housing and planning round up includes government announcements, latest housing and planning news, major reports and ongoing consultation documents. This month’s ‘big issue’ is homelessness.
This briefing is a taster of what we can provide for new councillors as an LGiU member and also what can be useful to think about in your first weeks in your council journey.
UK Youth’s State of the Membership 2018 report finds that the top three challenges for the youth sector are: a lack of sustainable funding; a lack of voice and influence at a national level, and lack of skilled, experienced staff but that some youth organisations have diversified their income. Recommendations…
The Committee on Climate Change, an independent government advisory body, advises on the levels of the carbon budgets, and in general, its advice is heeded. Its assessment of the government’s Clean Growth strategy is the subject of this briefing.