Are LA housing companies the way forward?

Are LA housing companies the way forward?
By Michael Burton | June 24, 2019

Councils are increasingly creating companies to deliver their social housing needs, The MJ and Norse recently organised a round table debate to discuss the barriers to delivering housing delivery through these vehicles. Michael Burton reports

  • Breaking the non-disclosure habit?

    By Ann McGauran | June 18, 2019

    Non-disclosure clauses in employment settlements are often being used by employers to cover up complaints of harassment and discrimination, says a select committee report. To what extent is this the case in local government? Ann McGauran reports

  • Searching locally for the antidote to populism

    By Ann McGauran | June 12, 2019

    How can local government leaders help cohesive communities to flourish in a time of growing populism and in the middle of a central political and policy vacuum? Ann McGauran reports

  • Investigating the homelessness challenge  on the Isle of Wight

    By Penny Galvin | June 17, 2019

    The fourth leg of the LG Challenge 2019 landed at Isle of Wight Council. Penny Galvin outlines how the participants performed on delivering a route from homelessness to housing

  • United view?

    By Ann McGauran | June 12, 2019

    Chair of the LGA Lord Porter says the smaller unitaries have ‘probably a larger number of councils close to the edge’. But as Ann McGauran reports, it may be hard to generalise about the financial health of this ‘disparate group’.


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