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.
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 […]
Philip Hammond delivered his Spring Statement to Parliament, the first of his pared-down spring updates since he announced that the Autumn Budget would be the main annual fiscal event.
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.
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
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.
Tourism and the creative and digital sectors are a sizeable portion of the UK economy. In January the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee published a report on the potential impact of brexit on the creative industries, tourism and the digital single market.
What is the future of LEPs following the Ney Review and the Industrial White Paper, and how can local authority partners influence the delivery of the industrial strategy white paper’s proposals on local leadership and LEP reform?
What makes a place a place, what makes some places work and others not and how can councils chart the story of their places and respond to the changes that inevitably happen? This briefing summarises our new long read Identity, Communities, Regeneration: sense of place in local government.
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.