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Housing companies alleviate the housing crisis and offer councils a lasting income – so why is it that only 23 have been set up, asks LGC editor Nick Golding
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Any area with a ratified devolution deal will be able to join London, Greater Manchester and Liverpool in piloting 100% retention of business rates, Budget documents reveal.
Chancellor announces new devolution deals and end to local authority schools
Deals for East Anglia, West of England, and Greater Lincolnshire
Treasury promises local government will be compensated for cut
The chancellor has pledged to invest £115m in measures aimed at preventing the rising problem of homelessness, but did not introduce an expected new statutory duty on councils.
The chancellor has confirmed local authority control of schools will end by 2022 at the latest, as he backed the performance of academies on improving education.
Councils still expect rapid progress
Welcome to LGC’s Budget 2016 live blog. The chancellor is due to begin his Budget speech at 12.30pm. Follow for live coverage, reaction and analysis.
Proposals to open up the planning process are unclear on standards and independence
The process could be a non-starter or very significant depending on regulations to come
Social housing is dead and effective local planning severely hampered by central control
Removing barriers to expanding housing output and cutting costs will stimulate development
The concept of shopping around has been applied to many areas of the public realm. This includes education, through giving parents more choice over what school their offspring attend; hospitals, through patient choice; and, now, planning.