Housebuilding is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning roundup, with the government unveiling possible changes to the planning system in England as part of the Queen’s speech. Other stories cover homelessness, private renting, rent arrears and permitted development.
Running for the 13th year across England & Wales and 5th year in Scotland, Cllr Awards are the only national awards celebrating the vital work of councillors. Nominate a councillor today!
In the run-up to elections on 5 May, LGIU has partnered with Vuelio to provide you with weekly updates on the elections taking place across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
This primer introduces you to the role of local authorities in tackling the climate emergency and highlights three key areas of climate action. It is part of a series of primers, covering key local authority topics, which are aimed particularly at new councillors to help them settle into the role.
This briefing outlines around 20 UK Shared Prosperity Fund papers published on 13 April 2022. It also briefly considers Levelling Up Fund Round Two application guidance and a technical note published on the same day for this related £4.8bn fund.
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