This month’s roundup looks not just at the impact of the coronavirus crisis, such as rehousing rough sleepers, but other news happening during the lockdown – including benefit fraud, the right to rent court case and the forthcoming planning white paper.
The coronavirus crisis dominates this month’s housing and planning news but it is by no means the only thing happening in housing and planning. Other stories in this month’s roundup cover fire safety, landlord licensing, right to buy, house building and planning applications submitted to local authorities.
We will be publishing regular finance round-ups over this period – covering developments relating to Covid-19 but also other finance announcements. This is the first round-up.
More affordable housing, faster planning, and extra money for rough sleepers and building safety were all promised in the spring Budget. This month’s housing and planning roundup sets out the main points from the Budget, and includes news about social lettings, the housing delivery test, a proposed New Homes Ombudsman, and the backlog of home…
The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.
The results of the 2020 election has seen three relatively evenly matched parties all a long way short of a majority. This briefing unpacks what the current governmental gridlock means for Irish politics.
Since Grenfell, the government has been promising tougher regulation and sanctions over fire safety. Building safety is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning round up, alongside news about homelessness, universal credit, discounts for first-time buyers, better quality planning and yet another new housing minister.
How different is the new government from the previous one and how could this affect local government? We consider here ‘levelling-up’, the reshuffle, devolution in the 2020s, the new select committees and local government funding.