How could more tax funding powers be devolved to local government? This IFS report sets how to assess the suitability of and devolution of taxes and analyses what could be raised across England from the various options. There is also a review of local tax arrangements in different countries.
January’s housing and planning round-up includes news about licensing private landlords, homelessness figures, barriers to house building and right to buy sales.
On 5 July, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) published a consultation “Self-sufficient local government: 100% business rates retention”. This briefing is the first of two on the main paper of this consultation, covering the first 27 pages of the document. The consultation runs until Monday 26 September.
On Your Radar provides regular updates on information from central government and other key organisations; looks ahead at what could be hitting the headlines and comments on issues relevant to local government that will be influencing the political landscape over the coming months.
Brexit is at a critical, and unpredictable, stage. This update focuses and comments on the latest news, immigration, the economy, a possible no deal scenario, Scotland and Ireland
The government’s further consultation on the design of the reformed business rates system runs until 3 May. It covers resets, pooling, Local Growth Zones, appeals, tier splits, the safety net and the central list. This briefing sets it in context, describes it and comments on it.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon George Osborne MP, has today given the 2013 Autumn Statement to the House of Commons. This briefing sets out the key headlines, as well as the initial announcements relevant to local government. A detailed analysis briefing of the Autumn Statement will follow. The full document can be…
'- The Queen’s Speech on 9th May will outline the Government’s legislative programme for the 2012/13 Parliamentary session. - This briefing gathers together intelligence on the measures that might be subject to Bills and draft legislation in the next session. - This briefing will be of interest to all executive members, cabinet portfolio members and…