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Recent ONS place-based statistics and intelligence

16 Jul 2019 in Briefings

This briefing provides an overview of selected recent ONS releases of place-based statistics at local authority level – especially population estimates and forecasts, labour market, household income, housing, productivity, and electoral statistics. It highlights the importance to local authorities of analysing what they tell us.


Swift Read: Help to Buy – The National Audit Office view

10 Jul 2019 in Briefings

A review of help to buy published by the NAO notes that, by 2023, the government will have invested up to £29 billion in the scheme, making it the most expensive government housing initiative. It will have potentially supported about 462,000 property purchases. But does it represent value for money?


Low Emission Zones – how low can you go?

1 Jul 2019 in Briefings

With the launch of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone, this briefing highlights what is happening in Scotland to improve air quality and looks at one tool local government can use in the fight to reduce vehicle emissions – Low Emission Zones (LEZs).


LGiU Homelessness Commission: final report

25 Jun 2019 in Briefings

The LGiU Local Government Homelessness Commission has published its final report. It is the first assessment of the state of homelessness prevention from the perspective of local government, those who have to actually implement the policy and who provide support to some of the most vulnerable people in our society.


NAO Report: Local Enterprise Partnerships: an update on progress

24 Jun 2019 in Briefings

The report by the National Audit Office published in May 2019 is on the changing role and remit of Local Enterprise Partnerships. The report also deals with progress in strengthening governance, assurance and transparency in LEPs and with funding spent through LEPs to date and future funding arrangements.