Topic: Communities and society

From social engagement to civic action – how can local government engage citizens in democracy and delivery? What can communities do for themselves with the support of local public bodies?

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The Community Infrastructure Levy: An Overview

This briefing summarises and comments on a newly published overview of the Community Infrastructure Levy from the Department for Communities and Local Government.

England & Wales Briefing
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The coalition agreement and local government one year on

The coalition agreement is a year old. What has it meant for local government? This briefing looks at its key commitments, what was omitted but happened anyway, and the prospects for the next year.

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Safer and Active Communities: the Baroness Newlove report

This briefing summarises this report which makes proposals on how to strengthen and support local communities, and provide them with new powers and resources. It comments on its relevance to councils in view of the Baroness' move to the DCLG.

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Gypsies and Travellers: consultation on new planning statement

This briefing outlines the proposed planning framework for gypsy and traveller sites and context in which it will operate, and points to issues that require particular care in responding to the consultation which closes on 6 July

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CLG activity during Easter recess

A round-up of activity from CLG during the Easter recess, with special reference to the Best Value: new draft statutory guidance – Consultation.

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Supporting Communities and Neighbourhoods in Planning Project

The government has announced the allocation of £3.2 million worth of grants to organisations such as the RTPI for them to support communities involvement in local planning. This briefing comments on the announcement.

England & Wales Briefing
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Independent Ageing: new LGiU research report

The new research report 'Independent Ageing' analyses the relationship between councils and people who fund their own social care and recommends action for councils to improve advice and information to them.

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Andy Sawford gives Powerful Ideas lecture

LGiU chief executive Andy Sawford delivered a Powerful Ideas lecture on Thurs 7 April in the British Museum. This briefing contains the speech in full.

England & Wales Briefing