Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced London’s first long-term Infrastructure Investment Plan at his Vision 2020 launch in June, and the GLA has been busy scoping the project since. On December 16th, Future of London joined the first IIP stakeholder day at City Hall, to explore options for meeting London’s growing infrastructure needs.
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
Last week, Trust for London and the New Policy Institute [NPI] released the fourth edition of London’s Poverty Profile. This independent report draws on official government data to paint a picture of poverty and inequality across the Capital. By compiling statistics from across a range of government agencies, the report … Read more
It’s been just over six months since the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published our report Changes to Affordable Housing in London and Implications for Delivery. In that time, there have been many developments that continue to shape the city’s housing landscape. It’s early days to gauge the ‘concrete’ impacts of recent … Read more
This policy briefing provides detail on the reforms contained in the Localism Bill, including new powers and revenue streams, and measures designed to encourage active neighbourhood involvement in development.
Read the report from our localism seminar. We heard from central Government, and from those leading radical projects in inner and outer London, about how the localism agenda can be delivered on the ground.
Bagehot, the Economist’s political columnist, wrote a piece last week on the convergence of right and left wing political opinion on that controversial matter of affordable housing policy in London. Compare Boris’s accusation of ‘Kosovo style cleansing’ with shadow work and pensions minister and Westminster North MP Karen Buck’s declaration that the benefit … Read more