Topic: Economy and Regeneration

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Housing and planning round-up April 2019

16 Apr 2019 in Briefings

This month’s round-up includes news on segregated housing, rough sleeping data, right to buy, poverty, evictions and private landlords, garden towns, and brownfield sites. It also lists ongoing consultations.



Doom on the high street?

10 Apr 2019

Towns have had none of the attention that has been lavished on cities in recent years, writes Janet Sillett. But any solution to help them thrive must see towns as more than a single shopping street. 


In case you missed it…

5 Apr 2019

As April gets into full swing we’re just going to take a moment to look back over the past month and round up some of what has been going on at LGiU. A lot of briefings of course; among our members the most widely read included, unsurprisingly, Brexit and the UK Economy but also Veg […]


Apprenticeships – the NAO view on value for money

4 Apr 2019 in Briefings

The National Audit Office’s report finds employers have made only limited use of the available Apprenticeship Levy funds to support new placements, and that following the Levy’s introduction there was a large drop in apprenticeship starts. DfE must demonstrate that the programme is achieving value for money and that resources are being used to best effect.



Where next for the Northern Powerhouse?

1 Apr 2019 in Briefings

The Northern Powerhouse is nearly five years old. What progress has been made? A new report by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP), chaired by George Osborne, sets out ten key recommendations for central government.


The Living Standards Outlook 2019

18 Mar 2019 in Briefings

The last two years have been “strikingly poor” for living standards, and further hard times may lie ahead according to new analysis by the Resolution Foundation. Living standards are influenced by both economic conditions and government policy so policy makers can help improve disposable incomes through their policy decisions.


High streets and town centres in 2030

14 Mar 2019 in Briefings

2018 was a tough year for retailers, with household names going into administration or announcing major restructuring and store closures. The HCLG committee concludes they are on the brink, yet with the right strategic leadership they can thrive in the future. Local authorities should be at the heart of this.


Brexit and the UK Economy

4 Mar 2019 in Briefings

How has the UK economy developed since the EU referendum, and how does this compare with what was said before the referendum? Economic considerations are not the only issue in the brexit debate, but the economic implications of brexit are likely to be profound and need to be clearly understood.