Digest of LGiU briefings and guide, May 2017 – January 2018

In May and June 2017, LGiU published two of my briefings, as follows. They are free to LGiU members. (Check here to see if your authority/organisation is a member.)

From Co-operative Councils to Co-operative Places – a report

Redefining Neighbourhoods – an APSE/NPI report

I also wrote a major guide to business rates, which was published by LGiU in January 2018:

Essential Guide: Business rates

This guide looks at business rates both as a tax and as a source of funding for local authorities. It is divided into two parts: Part I describes the system as it is currently constituted across England as a whole; Part II looks at the programme of reviews, policies and pilots that the government has been undertaking since December 2013.

This detailed and authoritative guide will be an essential reference for anyone trying to get to grips or deepen their understanding of this complex area.