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Regulation of social housing

This briefing looks at the existing social housing regulatory framework and at the proposals to improve it. It covers the key proposals in the Social Housing Regulation Bill and considers alternative options for a localisation of social housing regulation and the case for linking regulation to funding.

England & Wales
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Parliamentary update June 2022

The purpose of this briefing is to provide a monthly update on the progress of each piece of legislation through the Houses of Parliament that is of relevance to local authorities in England and Wales.

England & Wales
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Croke Park and local government – Advancing age-friendly Initiatives in Ireland

At the heart of Ireland’s comprehensive age-friendly coverage is a range of partnership arrangements between the country’s local authorities and local and national bodies, including sporting organisations. This briefing looks at the designation of Croke Park – one of Europe’s largest stadiums – as an age-friendly facility, the first such anywhere in the world.

Ireland
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IFS Deaton Inequality Review: Communities and attitudes to inequality

In May 2019, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) launched the IFS Deaton Review on Inequality. This briefing deals with two papers published on 23 May 2022 as part of the Review – Communities, places and inequality and Attitudes to inequality: preferences and beliefs.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Resource Spending Review May 2022 – what it means for councils and public services

This briefing looks at some of the main features of the Scottish Government’s Resource Spending Review (published on 31st May) and the impact the new spending plans will have on local councils. It also uses the recently-published Accounts Commission Local Government Overview 2022 to assess how prepared councils are to meet the challenges ahead.

Scotland
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Global Local Executive Panel – May 2022: Trust & Culture in Local Government

In this session, we heard from a panel of local government experts from England and Australia who discussed their experiences of building and maintaining trust through culture, and the kinds of circumstances which may lead to a loss of trust in local government.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa
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Housing and planning round-up June 2022

Regulation is the big issue in June’s housing and planning roundup with legislation meaning that some social landlords in England could face Ofsted-style inspections and unlimited fines if they are deemed to be failing. Other topics include homelessness, fire safety, carbon in housebuilding, and second homes.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Key take aways for local government from the proposed Design and Place State Environmental Planning Policy

After months of development, the NSW Government’s proposed Design and Place State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) was suddenly abandoned in April this year. This briefing revisits what was proposed, and argues for local governments to step in and implement these reforms, drawing on the extensive strategic analysis and expert input that went into the Draft…

Australia