Briefings


Swift read: The Homelessness Reduction Act in England

January 20, 2019

It is nine months since the Homelessness Reduction Act came into force in England. New government statistics highlight what councils are doing to prevent and relieve homelessness in line with the new legislation.


NILGA 2018 Annual Conference

January 19, 2019

This briefing covers the 2018 Northern Irish Local Government Association (NILGA) conference that LGiU attended in October last year.




Housing and planning round-up: January 2019

January 16, 2019

This month’s round-up from England features the report from the Independent Commission on Social Housing, and includes data on right to buy and deaths of homeless people, the building safety review, faster planning decisions and the latest consultations.





Severe weather: building climate resilient communities

January 10, 2019

As the effects of climate change become more obvious across the world, this is a crucial time for building climate resilience across society. This briefing considers the events of winter 2017/18 and outlines how local authorities can help to build more climate resilient communities.