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Housing and planning round-up November 2023

The latest round-up of housing and planning news in the UK includes, as usual, government announcements, statistics, major reports and ongoing consultations.

England & Wales, Scotland
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IFS Deaton Inequality Review: poverty and social welfare

This briefing covers ‘Living at the sharp end of socio-economic inequality: everyday experiences of poverty and social security receipt’, published in February 2023 as part of the ongoing IFS Deaton Inequality Review.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland
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Kings Speech 2023 – key points for local government

King Charles III delivered his first King’s speech since his coronation in May of this year and the first “King’s Speech” in over 70 years. The speech outlined the UK government’s legislative agenda for the coming session. The speech announced 21 bills that are intended to be introduced over the next year.

Members & Global Local

Enhancing safety for women in public places

Feeling safe is integral to everyone’s well-being and quality of life. For women, perceptions of safety and negative experiences can inhibit their participation and use of public spaces and places. This briefing provides an overview of two recently introduced projects on creating safer public spaces for diverse women.

Australia With case study
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Alternative approaches to valuing nature

This briefing reviews alternative approaches to valuing nature. These approaches are not limited to economic value and include cultural and spiritual values, and the benefits to human health and well-being.

Australia With case study
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Anatomy of a budget: Reflections on housing

This briefing looks at the main changes in the recent Budget and the implications for housing policy in Ireland. This briefing carries on from an LGIU’s full Budget coverage published after the Budget release and contains more details about wider policy areas.

Ireland
Members & Global Local

Women’s safety in events and the night-time economy

This briefing considers how local authorities might address women’s concerns over safety surrounding violence, harassment and intimidation in the evening and night time economy and at larger events.

England & Wales
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Practical ways to support community participation in local decision-making

When done well, public participation and deliberation in local decision-making can achieve significantly better outcomes than top-down decisions imposed by distant actors and institutions. This briefing provides guidance to local government on designing and implementing effective public engagement projects which facilitates high-quality participation and deliberation.

Scotland