LGiU and St Mungo’s held a high-level roundtable of council housing representatives and related partners to discuss how homeless people could be given a greater voice in service delivery decisions under localism. The event focused primarily on non-statutory homelessness. This briefing summarises the key elements of the discussion in relation to the challenges and opportunities…
The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 gained Royal Assent on 15 September 2011. The two major parts of the Act deal with police reform, specifically the creation of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs), and licensing reform. This briefing covers the first two parts of the Act on police and licensing reform.
The standards provisions in the Localism Bill changed significantly at a late stage, as the result of pressure in the House of Lords. It was always intended that councils and other public bodies would be subject to a duty to promote and maintain standards of conduct; the developments have occurred in what that would involve.…
The early chapters of the Localism Act cover key areas of local authority governance and capacity. This briefing outlines and discusses the various aspects of the Act.
This briefing summarises and comments on the coalition government’s neighbourhood planning initiative, which will be enacted as part of the Localism Bill and is now out for consultation.
The government’s response to MPs' recommendations on Localism is interesting as it provides an overview of its plans for the future of local government
To many people new web technology seems the ideal way to engage in more dialogue with communities, this report attempts to give some shape to what this approach means in practice for government.
This briefing highlights and comments on the key announcements and debates for local government and reflects on what the conferences may tell us about how the leadership of the political parties view local government.
This Equality and Human Rights Commission inquiry found that disability harassment is widespread, and makes recommendations for public authorities, including councils.