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Finance round-up: March 2020

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.

England & Wales Briefing
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Housing and planning round-up March 2020

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…

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Coalition formation in Ireland – February 2020

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.

Ireland Briefing
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Housing and planning round-up February 2020

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.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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On Your Radar February 2020

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.

England & Wales Briefing
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Housing and planning round-up January 2020

January’s housing and planning round-up includes news about licensing private landlords, homelessness figures, barriers to house building and right to buy sales.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Brexit Update – January 2020

This briefing updates members on the Brexit timeline over the next few months, legislation going through parliament and some key issues for UK local government and the devolved administrations.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing