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A roundup of our recent content on homelessness
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A report from the Resolution Foundation reviews the state of universal credit at the national level and includes an in-depth analysis of the Liverpool city region area. The effects of UC once fully rolled out are estimated and the results for LCR, the North West and the UK are compared.
Increasingly the big issues are interrelated, writes Janet Sillett. The challenges councils face on finance, inequalities between regions, places and individuals, Brexit, and the pressures on services are all linked.
James Mitchell writes on the difficulties of creating effective policy for current times in the face of historical policies and spending commitments, where the unpopularity of reversing decisions creates inertia in policy making.