The Grenfell Fire leaseholder cladding scandal and ministerial directions
The death rate among British black Africans and British Pakistanis from coronavirus in English hospitals is more than 2.5 times that of the white population. What are the possible reasons?
If you’re a local authority leader today you will doubtless be considering opportunities to gain devolved powers and funding from central government as part of a Combined Authority (CA) deal. Or perhaps you are already part of the joint leadership of a new Combined Authority (CA)? Since the emergence of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority in 2011, a further eight have been formed, with six of these holding elections for directly elected mayors (see Figure 1). New deals are in the pipeline, and those who have yet to strike one fear being left behind.
So why do I prefer Location Value Rating? Because I feel it’s easier to understand. Land’s true ‘location’ value derives considerably less from the actions of individual property owners than from the wider, longer-term efforts of the community in creating transport links, schools, hospitals and other infrastructure.
A new report into economic injustice in Birmingham and the Black Country paints a stark picture about the state of the area, notably in skills and housing. Whilst the story
It’s not, I promise, the main point of this blog, but I really don’t like the practice of percolating out New Year Honours Lists on any slow news day after
Your starter for 10, as they say on University Challenge: What was recently described and by whom as “absolutely massive, the single biggest piece of news since Thatcher was in
The West Midlands is one of three areas in England set to launch new pilot projects to support rough sleepers with complex needs get off the streets into stable and
A new report reveals the extent of urban transformation in Birmingham in recent decades – showing that the number of people living and working in the city centre has soared
A sense of wellbeing and a thriving community is key to a happy neighbourhood according to housing researchers, who looked at the relationship between the experience of the home and wellbeing. The study examined a mix of social renters compared to, sha...