Local councils should be given the power to license and fine private landlords in order to improve the quality of rented housing stock, according to a report. The FT covers our new report ‘House Proud’.
LGIU Statement: England and Scotland’s top councillors revealed
LGIU Statement: Response to the Chancellor’s Spending Review
LGIU Statement: Government must hand power down to level up
Lauren Lucas, LGiU Policy Manager, explains how local authorities can work to raise standards in the private rented sector.
Laurie Thraves, LGiU Policy Manager, explains to the MJ why the struggle to find school places for primary students in 2016 is a self-inflicted wound for the Secretary of State, Michael Gove. However, the LGA’s recommendations, unfortunately, are a wrong and partial answer to the right question.
Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of the LGiU, speaks to Public Finance about plans for two new combined authorities.
Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of the LGiU, comments on rates of national house building and the LGA’s claims that it has stalled.
Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of the LGiU, talks to the LGC about why councils need to re-think their relationships to their residents.
Chris Naylor, LGiU Policy Manager, speaks to BBC South East about the issue of fracking and the role of the parish council within planning decisions.
Local government will continue to be restricted unless it allows women to contribute effectively, Laura Wilkes, LGiU Policy Manager, has warned.
The Guardian Local Leaders Network: Welfare reform will put pressure on councils – local government news
‘Whitehall must ‘do better’ at collecting taxes’ – Lauren Lucas, LGiU Policy Manager, is quoted in this week’s roundup.