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 […]
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With a national roll out of 100 per cent business rates retention unlikely in the next few years, David Phillips from the Institute for Fiscal Studies asks if it is worth looking to the longer term and more radical tax devolution. This article appears in the December edition of C'llr magazine, available to LGiU members.
Barking and Dagenham Council has just launched a new scheme that that encourages families, friends, and neighbours to share ideas, spaces, and time in order to build a better future.
What to expect from the budget on Wednesday? LGiU will be providing our usual on the day briefings and comment to give our members an instant take on the announcements relevant to local government. There have been some hints already leaked to the press and the usual swirl of rumours. We’re expecting some announcements on […]
The TUC's Silkie Whitworth discusses their new report on the Industrial Strategy: 'Great Jobs in Great Places'.
Stimulating local economic growth is no small task as those with this remit in local authorities well know, writes Jennifer Glover.
Viewpoint: Local authorities getting Living Wage accreditation encourages local employers to do the same
A recent guide to the London Living wage highlights the link between local authorities with Living Wage accreditation and a greater number of local employers paying the London Living Wage, Alice Woudhuysen explains.
A new set of indicators aims to give local authorities a more sophisticated picture of the wellbeing - or otherwise - of their communities than has previously been possible using more traditional data sets. Patricia Curmi explains
Janet Sillett introduces our forthcoming series of briefings and blogs which will look at place and the importance of how we look after places and create places to creating a sense of belonging and community for the people who live there and who will live there.