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Parking Enforcement: Transport Select Committee Report

'- The House of Commons’ Transport Select Committee has published a report on their inquiry into local parking enforcement (“Local authority parking enforcement”). - The Committee believe that every local authority should publish an annual parking report to show precisely where their parking revenues come from and how any income is being used. - While…

England & Wales
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Cities and devolution update February 2016

This briefing provides an overview of the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act, its potential implications for enhanced devolution and local growth, and also considers recent analysis of city performance – given one of the principal purposes of the Act is the empowering of intermediate tier leadership of local growth.

England & Wales
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The future of mayoral governance and implications for city leadership

In the aftermath of local elections and mayoral referendums on May 2012, there is a need to take stock of future prospects for mayoral governance in English Local Authorities, and also of the related implications of concurrent developments for city leadership. This briefing: gives a brief summary of the history of directly elected mayors in…

England & Wales
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Cities economic growth and devolution update

Since the February 2014 update, cities economic growth and enhanced devolution policies have developed considerably in both practice, and in lobbying/advocacy in anticipation of 2015 general election campaigns. This briefing reviews the coalition's agreement of fifteen wave two city deals; the Cambridgeshire 'Gainshare' deal; and the April inception of four new Combined Authorities - West…

England & Wales
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The Grenfell Inquiry

The initial phase of the Grenfell public inquiry was keenly anticipated. We summarise the key points here, some responses to it, and look ahead to phase two.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Rural bus services

This briefing looks at rural buses and what was promised by the Conservative Party in the 2019 General Election to support the bus network outside cities and metropolitan areas.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Re-igniting Growth: Investing for Prosperity

This briefing deals with two reports summarising recent academic research on the underpinnings of economic growth, one published by the ESRC and the other by the LSE. The main themes are skills, innovation, and investment, traditionally areas in which the UK has performed badly in relation to its main international competitors. Both reports contain a…

England & Wales
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Report of the Implementation Group to consider a directly elected mayor for Limerick

On 26th January 2021 the report of the Implementation Advisory Group established to consider a Directly Elected Mayor with executive functions for Limerick city and county was published. The legislation required to enable the first election for a directly elected mayor is being advanced quickly, with aims of an election before the end of 2021.

Ireland
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Troubled Families Programme

The MHCLG-led Troubled Families Programme in England is nearly 10 years old. This briefing looks at its impact, recent commentary and future prospects.

England & Wales