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How UK Towns are determining their futures

In 2019, Carnegie UK Trust decided to tell the story of a variety of towns, who face challenges like changes in their economic base, an ageing demographic, and funding cuts to local authorities – but are coming up with innovative solutions. In the report Turnaround Towns UK we reflect on nine towns’ stories that illustrate…

England & Wales, Scotland

Housing and planning round-up January 2020

January’s housing and planning round-up includes news about licensing private landlords, homelessness figures, barriers to house building and right to buy sales.

England & Wales, Scotland

Swift Read: Innovation in Politics Awards 2019

This year, the Innovation in Politics Awards for the best political projects from all over Europe were presented in Berlin. 80 finalists and eight winners in eight categories were selected, and Ireland was well-represented in terms of submissions and selected finalists. This Swift Read presents LGiU’s coverage of the award ceremony and insights into the…


Swift Read: The rough sleeping initiative

An analysis of the rough sleeping initiative (RSI) by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, published late last year, concluded that a UK government initiative to reduce rough sleeping in England led to a significant fall in the number of people sleeping rough in areas that received funding in 2017-18.

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