In this international briefing, we consider examples of how different countries are working to resolve homelessness. It touches on the Housing First model, as well as other initiatives that countries across the globe are implementing in their quest to end homelessness.
This month’s round-up includes news on housing benefit, the Letwin Review, and social housing rent rises. It also lists ongoing consultations.
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.
The Town and Country Planning Association has published Planning for Affordable Housing. The TCPA’s Planning for Affordable Housing project examines how the planning system is delivering affordable housing and how it can be supported to do so in a manner which greater reflects local needs.
This month’s round-up features housebuilding news and include items on a new complaints service, overcrowding, brexit, renting back right to buy homes, planning appeals and garden towns. It lists the latest consultations.
Officially there are 4,677 people sleeping rough in England - marginally fewer than a year ago but still close to three times as many as in 2010. We set out here the latest statistics.
If local taxpayers are now going to be asked to finance the running of a combined authority, are they getting value for money? We look here at the 2019-20 budget of the Liverpool Combined Authority and what has been achieved there since its inception.
Two recent reports reveal an interesting picture of council housing and the wider housing market at the start of 2019. The details are summarised here.
The draft Domestic Abuse Bill is now open for consultation. The draft bill’s provisions include a statutory definition of domestic abuse, a new domestic abuse commissioner and a system of domestic abuse protection notices and protection orders to deter and monitor perpetrators
The future of Britain’s high Streets has never had a higher profile – so far the discussion has focussed on their retail offer. This briefing argues that a more holistic approach is needed and that closer collaboration with neighbours could be key to the rebirth of individual town centres.