In this briefing, differing perspectives relating to mortgage credit and housing affordability, and their policy implications, are examined, with particular reference to the debate on the Central Bank’s mortgage rules and the recent decision to leave them unchanged.
With the general election looming, we hear from councillors who’ve been out on the doorstep. Cllr Abi Brown, Leader of Stoke-on-Trent, and Cllr Michael Payne, Deputy Leader of Gedling and Chair of LGiU, tell us what this election could mean for local government, what should be prioritised by the new Government and how councils can…
This briefing explores local government funding from an international perspective.
This briefing deals with the IFS 2019 Green Budget which the IFS normally publishes about a month before the Government’s annual Budget; the 2019 Green Budget was published on 8 October 2019, six days before the announcement on 14 October of a 2019 Budget for 6 November, which has since been postponed. This briefing will…
The Expenditure Report for Budget 2020 sets out the Irish Government’s voted expenditure allocations and measures for 2020.
Party conference season is over for another year and much ink has been spilled over the headline announcements. However, LGiU used the conferences as an opportunity to catch up with our members, council leaders and policy-makers about their views on the challenges facing local government. We’ve been looking at how national policy announcements match up…
While some SEND pupils are receiving high quality support, NAO express “significant concerns” that many others are not being supported effectively, and those without Education, Health and Care plans are particularly exposed.
The final briefing in our series on the recent Spending Round looks at local government announcements, comparing the SR with the recommendations from the MHCLG Select Committee’s report on local government funding. The additional funding is welcome but does the SR mean an end to austerity or just a pause?
This briefing is the second of three assessing the Chancellor’s spending announcements made in Spending Round 2019. it looks at the current state of public finances and the shortening available spending headroom under current fiscal rules. A page has been turned on austerity, but much remains uncertain.
This briefing recounts the plans laid out today by the Chancellor for an extra £13.8bn spending next year, in a Spending Round designed to “turn the page on austerity”.