Devolution and Localism in London – What next?

Barely a week from the General Election, and as we digest the flurry of policy announcements from all sides, it’s worth reflecting on the localism agenda, one of the big reforms in the first half of the current coalition’s term. In 2012, Future of London published Localism in London, based … Read more

London set for more Mayoral Development Corporations?

To mark the second anniversary of the Localism Act, Future of London has been looking at how the reforms contained in the legislation have affected planning, regeneration and development in the Capital. This week, we look at the impact of Mayoral Development Corporations, another reform contained in the Localism Act.

Localism, two years on

Two years ago today, the Localism Act received Royal Assent.  With it came a suite of reforms across the UK purported to empower both local authorities and the communities they serve, ranging from the New Homes Bonus to the General Power of Competence. In London, localism came with particular significance … Read more

Working with BIDs

In our latest Breakfast Bites seminar, an experienced panel discussed the secrets of success for BIDs, what role local authorities can play, alternative vehicles for businesses to contribute to local areas, and how BIDs might develop in the future.