Localism in 2015 – A framework for devolution

In 2015, the term ‘localism’ seems outdated; even in 2011 when the Localism Act was passed, little of the thinking attached to it was new. However, the roots of the current Devolution Bill – arguably the ‘new localism’ – can be traced back to the Coalition agenda, which comprised not only the Localism Bill, but also broad public service reform and … [Read more...]

HRA Reform

  HRA Reform was the subject of conversation at our breakfast seminar just a stone’s throw from City Hall this week. Richard Parker and Joe Reeves spoke about the work PwC has been doing with Government on the reforms to the housing revenue account subsidy system, with Ken Jones of LB Barking and Dagenham and Jim Saunders from Regenter … [Read more...]

New ways to pay

Bitty, scrappy, messy and non-strategic. That is the way that housing and regeneration in London will be funded (if at all) in the coming years. That was the conclusion of the contributors and audience today at the third in Future of London’s Breakfast Seminar series: New Ways to Pay. Delivery will rely on the different ways a borough can stitch … [Read more...]