There are countless programmes, schemes and policies in place which are meant to help our cities regenerate. Yet, despite all of them and despite huge amounts of money spent on urban policy, success is difficult to measure.
In our pamphlet ‘Two Cheers for the Concordat’ we argue that the Concordat signed between Her Majesty’s Government and the LGA represents a positive step towards a constitutional settlement for local government.
What are the qualities of a sucessful council leader? Stephen Greenhalgh argues that the orderly, rational skills of a manager are essential – but not enough.
Tim Palmer and Glyn Gaskarth argue that there is a better way: an innovative model of ‘federal’ county government.
This Policy Exchange report was supported by Localis. The report argued that the government should allow forces voluntarily to federate where necessary, extend the remit of national policing agencies …
The third of a three part Policy Exchange report, supported by Localis, into the problems with the housing system in the UK.
This report, supported by Localis, looks at the future for a reform of English schools.
The second of three housing reports, supported by Localis, shows that in countries where local councils have to “compete for every inhabitant” they successfully plan for better and cheaper homes in sustainable, green communities.
The Think Tank Pamphlet of the Year 2005, Unaffordable Housing: Fables and Myths is the first of a three-part series of pamphlets investigating the causes of, and solutions to, Britain’s housing shortage.
The first part of a major research project, supported by Localis, into vouchers and school choice.