Council pension funds have huge potential to generate local investment. But proactive government support is required to fulfil that promise, argues Paul Hackett
October 2012 - NewStart
Council pension schemes planning to invest in local projects must tread carefully or risk falling foul of the law, as Andrew Uprichard explains
Sweden and Finland are proof that access to finance becomes a lot easier when you have an agency which sells local government as a great investment opportunity. Austin Macauley assesses whether it’s what UK councils need to kick-start local projects
A housing scheme in Manchester is the latest development to fuel debate over the use of council pension schemes to invest in local projects. Austin Macauley assesses whether it’s likely to open the floodgates
Regeneration in these times needs to prepare places for the future, not just heal the wounds of the past
A new bank backed by a council pension fund is supporting the local economy by lending to small businesses cast aside by big banks. Austin Macauley reports
Community ownership models are beginning to find their feet and offer a way forward from out-dated regeneration schemes, as Tom Archer and Rob Rowlands explain
Having bucked the national trend in the referendum earlier this year, Bristol gets to vote for its first elected Mayor in November. Being still undecided who to vote for I went along to a hustings.
ACE stands for Adverse Childhood Experience and you are going to hear much more about it over the coming years. ACE may radically change the way we think about public investment for the prevention of both chronic disease and crime prevention.
Cleveland planners publicly challenged favourite urban nostrums. They not only survived, they prospered. Ultimately, their efforts impacted the teaching of planning to some degree; many continued their professional careers in this arena. Equity planning remains an alternative model of agency operations, for those interested in breakthrough approaches.