Private renting, homelessness, universal credit and the Letwin review of housebuilding all feature in this month's housing and planning roundup. There are also details of ongoing consultations covering the leasehold system, regulation in Scotland, and classifying second homes as holiday lets.
This briefing gives an overview of the first national report on public service reform published by NOAC. This briefing is part of a series that has examined a number of NOAC’s national reports.
...budget until 2021 i.e. for as long as it continues to be in the Single Market. It is expected there will be a clean break in relation to some policy...
The McKinsey Center for Government report: Delivering for Citizens – how to triple the success rate for government transformations
McKinsey’s research has found that only 20 per cent of large-scale, transformational government change efforts fully succeed in meeting their objectives. Their recent report sets out five disciplines that they state can more than triple the chances of transformation success.
The National Audit Office (NAO) has published a value for money report on the ‘Help to Buy’ Scheme (“The Help to Buy – equity loan scheme”). It found that the scheme was making homes more affordable and improving access to mortgage finance, but the cost to the taxpayer is uncertain because the Department for Communities…
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has delivered his first Autumn Statement to the House of Commons setting out the new administration’s spending plans and priorities for the coming year.
The agendas for local authority leadership and management of local growth are extensive and increasingly important. This briefing explores the depth and breadth of work needed in the light of Spending Review 2015 and accompanying policies.
The strategy aims to reduce workload at all stages of a teacher’s career, including further reform of the accountability system and provide specialist National Professional Qualifications. The Early Career Framework aims to transform support for teachers at the start of their careers, including an entitlement to a funded two-year support package.