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Community Right to Buy consultation

This briefing summarises and makes comments on the DCLG consultation on the Community Right to Buy-Assets of Community Value. It is one of a series arising from the Localism Bill.

England & Wales
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General Power of Competence

The Localism Bill introduces a general power of competence which will replace the well-being power. This briefing compares the two provisions and points to key issues debated in the Bill Committee.

England & Wales
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Trade and Investment for Growth White Paper

This paper outlines the Government’s strategy for trade and investment. It is among the first appearing under the Growth Review. It is important background for those developing strategies at local levels.

England & Wales
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New mental health outcomes strategy

The Department of Health has published a mental health outcomes strategy with supporting documents, including an action plan for expanding talking therapies. This briefing examines the strategy paper.

England & Wales
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Right to Challenge: CLG consultation

CLG has published a consultation on the Community Right to Challenge. This briefing examines and comments on the paper and is one of a series looking in more depth at the Localism Bill.

England & Wales
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Council housing finance: detailed proposals

The government has announced details of its proposals to reform the funding of council housing in the Localism Bill and in more detail in ‘Implementing self-financing for council housing’. This briefing summarises and comments on the proposals.

England & Wales
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Regeneration to enable growth

The Government has set out its contribution to community-led local regeneration. It sees a significant role for local authorities. This briefing provides a summary and highlights a Select Committee inquiry on the new approach.

England & Wales
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DWP Worklessness Co-Design: Interim Report

This briefing summarises and comments on the interim report of the progress made by the DWP, working with five councils, in developing new solutions to address specific problems of worklessness.

England & Wales
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Publicity Code: Select Committee Question Revisions

A select committee has questioned some of the provisions in the government's draft Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity. This briefing reports on the findings and gives an update on the introduction of the revised Code.

England & Wales