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The social housing white paper: summary and comment

Three years after Grenfell, the government has at last published wide-ranging proposals to empower tenants in social housing and to strengthen regulation. Will the Charter for Social Housing Residents lead to landlords being scrutinised more effectively?

England & Wales
Members

The College of the Future Commission – Final Report

An overview of the final report of the College of the Future Commission, its England report, the DfE commissioned report on financial oversight of the sector and the prospects for the further education white paper.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

An updated look at the impacts of COVID-19 on local economies

In this briefing, Bethanie Finney – economist with SGS Economics and Planning – looks at what the latest data tells us about the potential short- and medium-term impacts of COVID-19 on local economies, amid global uncertainty

Australia
Members

Spending Review November 2020: Highlights for Scottish local government

Today the Chancellor laid out his much-anticipated one-year Spending Review, in place of the Comprehensive Spending Review and three-year plan he had hoped to produce before the pandemic disrupted the economic backdrop. This on-the-day briefing brings you the highlights.

Scotland
Members

Spending Review November 2020: Highlights for local government

Today the Chancellor laid out his much-anticipated one-year Spending Review, in place of the Comprehensive Spending Review and three-year plan he had hoped to produce before the pandemic disrupted the economic backdrop. This on-the-day briefing brings you the highlights.

England & Wales
Members

Budget 2021 – implications for housing supply

A few weeks on from its announcement, it is timely to reflect on the Budget’s implications for the key issue of housing supply. This briefing summarises the main housing provisions which feature significant expenditure proposals, especially for social housing with increased emphasis on new-build, along with new measures to promote “affordable” housing.

Ireland
Members

State Regulation of Local Government Revenues: can it be justified?

In this opinion piece, Graham Sansom – former CEO of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), and director of the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government – looks into the regulation of local government revenues.

Australia
Members

Net Zero by 2050: UK Government progress report

This briefing summarises the Government’s response to the Committee on Climate Change’s annual report, assessing progress in reducing emissions over the past year. The role local authorities can play in meeting this ambitious 2050 target will also be explored, making this briefing relevant to those with roles in sustainability, energy and planning.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland