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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 […]
Localis and Grant Thornton LLP today publish a new report Making devolution work: A practical guide to local leaders on the mechanics of devolution deals.
This pamphlet outlines the key themes to come out of a Localis roundtable discussion with senior government and business stakeholders.
Barnet Council describe their successful cross-agency approach to help people into work