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Financing of New Housing Supply: CLG Select Committee report

The briefing below can also be downloaded as a PDF CLG Select Committee report – Financing of New Housing Supply Summary  The briefing provides a summary of the select committee’s inquiry into the financing of new housing supply The report provides a comprehensive review of difficulties faced by both public agencies and the private sector in…

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Queen’s Speech 2012

'- The Queen’s Speech on 9th May will outline the Government’s legislative programme for the 2012/13 Parliamentary session. - This briefing gathers together intelligence on the measures that might be subject to Bills and draft legislation in the next session. - This briefing will be of interest to all executive members, cabinet portfolio members and…

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How to build a local currency

What can be done to encourage local people to spend their money locally? This is the question the founders of the Brixton Pound (B£) were seeking to answer when they launched a new local currency in September 2009. The B£ is ‘money that sticks to Brixton’. Following such examples as the Totnes and Lewes Pounds,…

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On Your Radar April 2012

On Your Radar looks back over the last period, ahead at what could be hitting the headlines and comments on issues relevant to local government that will be influencing the political landscape over the coming months. This briefing includes the second part of the new forward planning document. It also highlights: Future briefings CLG since…

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“Taking forward Community Budgets” Report from the Commons and Local Government Select Committee

'- The Communities and Local Government Select Committee has published its initial report on Community Budgets. - They believe that Community Budgets have the potential to bring significant benefits and transform the manner in which services are managed and provided. However, the Committee believes that it is too early to make firm conclusions. So it…

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Should local government borrow its way to growth?

This article was first published by Total Politics. George Osborne’s third Budget has created a bit more of a stir than one might have expected given that it was in many ways a steady as it goes Budget: a “stability first” Budget as the Chancellor labelled it. For local government there was some meat there,…

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Welfare Reform Act 2012

*The Welfare Reform Act puts into law one of the government’s flagship bills, which ministers claim marks the biggest overhaul of the benefits system since the 1940s. * This briefing explains the key components of the Act, including the merging of several benefits into Universal Credit, significant changes to Housing Benefit and Employment Support Allowance,…

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Budget 2012

This briefing details the main announcements relevant to local government from the 2012 budget: * It covers everything from new money for local development through to the proposals for Tax Increment Finance 2 (TIF2). *It provides an overview of the government’s tax policy as well as economic and budget forecasts. *It will be relevant for…

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Specific Budget announcements relevant to Local Government

On Wednesday 21 March the Chancellor of the Exchequer presented his Budget for 2012, setting out the Government’s plans for the economy and public finances in the year ahead. This post sets out the initial announcements relevant to local government from the Budget. Budget Overview Increasing income tax personal allowance by a further £1,100 in April…

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Budget Briefing 2012: Headline announcements

On Wednesday 21 March the Chancellor of the Exchequer presented his Budget for 2012, setting out the Government’s plans for the economy and public finances in the year ahead. This briefing sets out areas of specific relevance to local government.

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