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This short report is a response to the government white paper Fixing our broken housing market. Its starting point is that the white paper is a welcome strategy document which codifies significant and positive shifts in rhetoric. However what the white paper delivers in rhetoric it lacks in specific policy prescriptions. It identifies the parts of the system […]
This report argues that the government should reverse its plans to double the current amount of free childcare for three and four year olds of ‘working families’ to thirty hours. Instead, our proposals recommend that free childcare should be expanded on a means-tested basis providing low-income families fifteen hours free childcare for one year olds and an additional fifteen hours […]
This report makes the case for a locally-led industrial strategy. It argues that to turn a national industrial strategy into local economic renewal, places and their leaders should be provided the space and powers by government to lead from the front. In short places should take control of their local industrial strategy, with greater influence over the […]
To meet the needs of those families ‘just managing’, the Government must free up local authorities to take more decisions on how and where housing can be delivered. In this report we argue that only by affording local authorities greater flexibility around finance and land can the Prime Minister hope to achieve the million new […]
A new research report by public service reform think tank Localis shows that NHS and council workers have a clear perception both of what characterises the public service ethos and what effect private sector involvement has had on public services. The publication A New Public Service Ethos, sponsored by Grant Thornton UK LLP, surveyed 1415 […]
A whole generation is being locked out of the housing market. Rising house prices, cost of living increases, stagnant wages, depressed housing supply and tighter lending criteria are all contributing to the creation of a generation of renters, for whom the dream of homeownership remains just that, a fantasy. This white paper is focused on […]
This essay collection, published in collaboration with Bright Blue and kindly sponsored by the City of London, considers London’s future. It brings together a diverse group of influential, experienced and talented Londoners who outline an original action plan and vision for London in 2050 across a range of fields – from education and the environment to culture and commerce. […]
This report makes the case for greater local flexibility in the health and care service, calling on Government to devolve greater powers to local areas in health devolution deals.
With local government funding becoming heavily squeezed in recent years, local authorities have attempted to utilise a range of methods in order to achieve better value for money. Across the sector, councils have adopted a number of different approaches to service transformation in order to make service delivery more efficient. This report, conducted by Localis […]
Localis has published a new report Is cash king? Examining the importance of cash for local economies and communities, sponsored by Cardtronics. Cash has been a constant in human interaction for many centuries, so it can be hard to believe that its fundamental role in all our lives might be under threat. But recent years […]