This briefing examines the changing relationship between councils and housing associations since the 1988 Housing Act and proposes ways in which partnership arrangements can be strengthened in the future.
The Energy from Waste Infrastructure Plan guides the strategic planning and investment for future thermal energy from waste facilities until 2041. The Plan aims to provide certainty of where waste to energy facilities will be located to maximise NSW’s waste management needs, employment opportunities, and waste innovation opportunities.
2020 saw the largest number of drug-related deaths in the UK since records began in the 1990s. Perhaps it is time that drug reform policy follows the examples from abroad by moving away from the criminal justice lens and instead addressing the topic as a public health issue.
An appeal to councils to house thousands of Afghan refugees is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning roundup. Other news includes homelessness, green energy, fire safety, complaints to the Housing Ombudsman and structural racism.
In February 2021, the Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland published its final report. This briefing sets out the key aspects of the consultation and highlights some of the potential implications for local government and other public services.
Infrastructure Australia’s 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan sets a roadmap for infrastructure reform up to 2036. This briefing provides a summary of the plan with a focus on the key themes and areas for reform as they related to local government.
This briefing deals with the July 2021 inquiry into levelling up by the Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy Committee. Evidence was taken from representatives of local government, Local Enterprise Partnerships, city mayors, Chambers of Commerce, and Ministers.
This briefing is the latest in the series briefly examining the Local Government Audit Service (LGAS) Value For Money (VFM) reports. This particular briefing specifically looks at the LGAS VFM report produced in December 2018 on ‘An Overview of Pension Income and Costs in Local Authorities’.
This briefing is focussed on guidelines fromthe new Local Council Lending Framework, which provide an outline of the key steps, milestones, and criteria for Victorian local governments to successfully access loans from TCV, and how councils can make best use of this new low-cost funding source.
A PfG is published every year at the beginning of September and sets out the actions of the Scottish Government for the coming year and beyond. While the country is facing a difficult and uncertain time, the Government have expressed the need to learn from the pandemic and to use the recovery to create a…