Topic: Transport and infrastructure

Affordable, accessible and sustainable transport and infrastructure are crucial to the economy and wellbeing of every community.

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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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Communities and Local Government questions and topical debate. Monday 12th March 2012

The Department for Communities and Local Government parliamentary questions session came on the same day as two announcements were made; a rise to £75k in the maximum amount of discount that a tenant can claim when exercising the Right to Buy and a related announcement on the New Buy Scheme, which is a mortgage indemnity…

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The Rights of Disabled People to Independent Living

This report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights indicates that the right of people with a disability to independent living is at risk from factors such as the economic climate and welfare reforms. The Committee makes a number of recommendations for national and local government, which are asked to monitor and report on the…

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On Your Radar March 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 edition highlights: • forward planning • future briefings • localism act • council tax • funding opportunities

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Creating the conditions for integration

The Government has published its approach to achieving a more integrated society and enabling everyone to live and work successfully alongside each other. Consistent with localist and big society agendas, Government action focuses on creating the conditions for integration, aiming to inspire and enable community action in which civil society and local areas take the…

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Building safe, active communities: strong foundations by local people

• This is the third and final report from Baroness Newlove, the Government Champion for Active, Safer Communities • It reports on progress from the challenges set out in her first two reports and announces the launch of a £1million DCLG fund to tackle problem drinking • It will be useful for executive members/portfolio holders…

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High Speed 2 rail infrastructure project

The decision to implement HS2 highlights the tension between initiating large-scale, long-term national infrastructure projects driven from the centre, and the government’s aspirations to implement its localism agenda and devolve meaningful power to local authorities and neighbourhoods.

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The Eight Principles of Local Water Security

In this publication, the LGiU has identified the elements that underpin local water security to help councils, communities and national government ensure the sustainable utilisation of this precious resource.

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Review of Rural Social Enterprise in England

The Review of Rural Social Enterprise in England aims to provide a comprehensive overview of rural social enterprise in England, clarifying the sub-sectors within rural social enterprise, investigating their economic, social and environmental impact, and exploring what barriers to growth exist. From this investigation it draws a number of conclusions and put forwards recommendations for…

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On Your Radar – January 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. Given this is the first On Your Radar of 2012 it seems appropriate to focus more this month on…

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