‘The more older people who rent their homes, particularly in the private rented sector, the higher spending on housing benefit will likely need to be to support these people.’
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‘Downsizing from a family home to a smaller property, whilst theoretically a sensible choice, has multiple emotional and practical implications.’
The groundwork has been laid. Solutions are being realised. What’s needed now are the will and the means to turn more of them into reality.
Successful reform demands place-based solutions that respond to local variation.
Is this really a good way to breathe new life into commercial centres?
‘We believe the only way you will do successful regeneration is by building economic and social capacity.’
The ‘working with communities’ proposals, if implemented, could be used as a ‘localism laboratory’,
Northern Ireland has not yet felt the full impact of austerity but most people working in the community & voluntary sector would agree: it’s in the post.
There is a sense of political spin ahead of substance.
A ‘confused and cluttered’ policy environment, opaque decision-making and a mismatch between the economic priorities of the Scottish government and Westminster.