Councils may look to local asset backed vehicles to solve the problem of funding infrastructure in a downturn
A round table debate organised at think-tank Localis with Berwin Leighton Paisner discussed the question: is the Localism Act a lawyers’ charter?
Richard Carr, Research Fellow, Localis discusses the Private Finance initiative (PFI) and how local authorities can deliver short-term growth without incurring long-term public debt.
One element of the NHS reforms has prompted little conversation ? the reconnection of local government to health, says Localis’ Alex Thomson
Localis Chief Executive, Alex Thomson took part in a debate on BBC Coventry & Warwickshires Shane O’Connor’s Breakfast Show.
A bill that will introduce an infrastructure funding mechanism that is intended to allow English local authorities to unlock stalled regeneration schemes will be launched today, communities secretary Eric Pickles has announced.
It’s time to take the rubbish out of the Christmas break says Alex Thomson.
The public and the voluntary sector remain confused about David Cameron’s flagship Big Society idea, MPs say.
More than 20 local transport projects with an overall value of 500m will receive fresh funding from the government as it tries to boost infrastructure spending, the Financial Times has learnt.
We need to build more houses, a lot more. And the governments housing strategy, with its panoply of policies, makes clear that they know it. But could it be another government policy that opens the door to local authorities playing a major part in house building?