Topic: Economy and Regeneration

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Housing and planning round-up March 2018

15 Mar 2018 in Briefings

Our new 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 housebuilding.

75% or 100% or does it matter? The business rate retention conundrum

14 Mar 2018

Around two thirds of England is not covered by a 100% Business Rate Retention pilot, writes Jennifer Glover meaning that councils in these areas still do not know the terms of their future funding. Although MHCLG has committed to rolling out 75% Business Rate Retention nationwide by 2020-21, this begs the question – what happens […]

Brexit update March 2018

7 Mar 2018 in Briefings

This update focuses on the latest brexit news, legislation, the position in Scotland, the economy and regional impact, and the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee’s inquiry into brexit and local government. It ends with commentary on key issues around devolution of laws and powers.

The Housing Supply Bottleneck

6 Mar 2018 in Briefings

Housing under-delivery is now high on the political agenda. The part played by planning and the housebuilding industry has been a prominent part of the discussion. This briefing summarises that debate up to the 2017 Housing White Paper and recent housing announcements made in the Budget 2017

The long and the short of it

28 Feb 2018

If you missed them why not catch up on our long reads: more indepth than a blog post but still a one-sitting read, we look at subjects from flooding to local taxation and a whole lot more in between.

Northern Powerhouse Partnership: Educating the North

15 Feb 2018 in Briefings

The Northern Powerhouse Partnership’s Educating the North: driving ambition across the powerhouse describes education as ‘perhaps the greatest challenge we face in the North’, and documents that ‘educational attainment in the North of England lags behind the South… This briefing looks at the 14 recommendations covering early years; the impact of disadvantage; investment in school leaders and managers; careers and pathways; and a skills plan for the North.

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