Leading the way


Empowering councils to support the recovery

In the latest issue:

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Council housing now: lessons from the past

The end of July marked the centenary of the Housing Act of 1919. The ‘Addison Act’, as it is better known, was a turning point in the history of housing and the effective beginning of local authorities as a major part of the UK’s housing system.

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Joint scrutiny of health services

Many members of health overview and scrutiny committees will feel that their role is a complex task. In my experience, this area of scrutiny becomes even more demanding when there is a joint committee, involving a number of local authorities, to scrutinise health services across a large area.