In mid-November, the Chartered Institute of Housing, the National Housing Federation and Shelter published the third in a series of reports, Housing Report 3, which examine the government’s responses to the housing challenges it identified when it took office. All the reports assess progress by using a traffic light system to identify how things have…
Waiting lists are the ‘big issue’ in this month’s housing and planning roundup with the Local Government Association warning that the number of households waiting for social housing could almost double next year to 2.1 million. There is also news about homelessness, evictions, housebuilding and zero-carbon homes.
Housing policy has been quiescent for the past six months. Now, with the formation of a new government, we are seeing the first signs of life. The Programme for Government contains a short section setting out the contours of the Government’s housing plans, which when combined with a couple of interviews from the new Minister…
The final LGiU and VLGA global panel of 2021, Innovative Approaches to Addressing the Housing Crisis, brought together representatives from Cornwall Council in the UK, Cork City Council in Ireland, and Infrastructure Australia to explore the ways in which local governments can and are working to address the housing crisis.
The ‘real’ sharing economy concept built around non-profit cooperatives and community groups. Looking at the examples of equipment sharing, timebanking and garden sharing, it considers how councils can support it to thrive.
On Your Radar provides regular updates on information from central government and other key organisations; looks back over the last period and comments on issues relevant to local government that will be influencing the political landscape over the coming months. This edition focuses on the party conferences.
It is well known that Covid-19 has affected individuals and groups very differently. Two reports published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation examine what has happened to low income families and insecure workers.
How can we build on the digital progress made during the pandemic? What kind of leadership do we need to build ‘digital organisations’? Dave Briggs has some ideas.
Scottish Household Survey 2019 is a Scotland-wide face-to-face survey of a random sample of people in private residences. The topics covered are of importance to local authorities as they directly relate to services provision including housing, education, health care and cultural activities.
Given the challenging housing situation it is, unsurprisingly, an important battleground of the general election. As the campaign draws to a close, this briefing reviews some of the main party proposals and their potential implications for future policy.