The coalition government is absolutely right to strive for localism. It’s just a shame it’s so out of touch with the way its reforms are playing out on the ground, says David Boyle
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Although Northern Ireland is in many ways a unique case, the idea of bringing communities together through regeneration has much wider application.
Love Your Streets has seen hundreds of people mobilised to make a difference in their local community through clear-up days, litter collecting and acts of kindness.
Why ‘sustainable urbanisation’ is an impossible dream unless local governance is wedded to better global stewardship
Currently, the UK has no plan, no strategy and no ideas about how policy should support places where economic growth can be difficult, and sometimes darn-near impossible, other than to say that they should try and grow.
In our latest article on the UK’s ageing population, Simon Hobbs and Alan Hatton-Yeo argue that if we are to harness the potential of older people we need to recognise individuality and encourage a voice and real influence
Bristol is to launch its own currency in May, imaginatively named the Bristol Pound or the £B.
The time for silly caricatures must pass. The public sector is not in the main bureaucratic, whilst the private sector are not ‘greedy’. The idea that business was fettered by public policy was silly. All businesses and the wider economy need public sector inputs.
We have to accept the result and move on but we now need to move into a phase where we explain what local government achieves and what we would lose should power be placed in the wrong hands.
At a time when mainstream bank lending is ever harder to come by and exploitative lenders are burgeoning, CDFIs can, with the right kind of sustained and strategic support, play a pivotal role in supporting less-well-off communities and the economic recovery of the nation.