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Our team of leading experts provide regular commentary on a wide range of local government issues. For all press enquires, please contact Jen Pufky on 020 7554 2800 or 07825 617 927 or by email on jen.pufky@lgiu.org.uk.

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Financial Times: Councils call for more power over landlords

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’.

England & Wales In the News
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The MJ: School places struggle is self-inflicted wound for Gove (£)

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.

England & Wales In the News

BBC Gloucestershire: Local Planning

Jonathan Carr-West speaks to BBC Gloucestershire about whether councils deal with planning applications adequately.

England & Wales In the News
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The LGC: Connect Locally

Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of the LGiU, talks to the LGC about why councils need to re-think their relationships to their residents.

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BBC South East: Fracking in West Sussex

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.

England & Wales In the News