Construction firm Kier Group has secured £30 million of government lending, to help it invest in infrastructure.
The Local Government Association says that the government should resist making further changes to the community infrastructure levy, following the release of an updated set of guidance.
A government-commissioned report has called for a simplified disposal process for public sector land to provide new homes.
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The government’s new infrastructure guarantees scheme needs more work to make it viable, according to SocInvest thought leader Pinsent Masons.
Ministers have unveiled the latest total payable to local authorities under the new homes bonus.
Local enterprise partnerships will now be able to bid to receive a single pot covering housing, transport, skills and other local growth spending.
Regeneration Policy Intelligence
The borrowing and investment live tables provide the latest data available on local authorities’ outstanding borrowing and investments for the UK.
The information in this table is derived from the monthly and quarterly borrowing forms submitted to the Department for Communities and Local Government by all local authorities.
A report which includes a look at the most favoured funding methods for town centre regeneration schemes in Scotland.
Former deputy prime minister Michael Heseltine's report recommends a raft of actions to boost growth in England.
The report calls for the removal of a series of blockages prohibiting councils and the private sector from "investing in the development which would speed up economic recovery."
A powerful rolling investment fund could be created using a cocktail of funding streams.
Under what circumstances is it suitable for the public sector to grant a company rights to exploit revenues of an infrastructure asset?
Could new bodies take the strain of local infrastructure provision?
Could local authorities achieve economies of scale by borrowing through a special purpose finance vehicle?
Can the PFI model be reshaped to make it attractive to pension funds and institutional investors?
It might be the most familiar model, but it does come with disadvantages.
The government is backing a new initiative aimed at providing pension fund investment in infrastructure. What are the chances of success for the Pensions Infrastructure Platform?
This report summarises the results of Sir Adrian Montague's review of the barriers to institutional investment in private rented homes, which examined how best to encourage greater investment in rental properties and sought to explore the factors that might encourage institutions to invest in new homes for rent.
The report argues that the localisation of funding must be part of the government's localism agenda.
A report suggesting the introduction of a new "community infrastructure bond" to fund development.
The Welsh Government has published the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan for Growth and Jobs to ensure that its future capital investment is used to deliver the maximum benefits to Wales.
Using a number of case studies, the report draws out critical success factors as well as examining a number of interdependencies inherent in regeneration programmes, before proposing tools and some recommendations for central government that Localis believes could help improve future regeneration efforts.
Accelerating the release of public sector land for development: Main Findings from the 2012 data collection from NHS trusts
Updated list of surplus sites within the NHS in England.
This brief note looks at the size and the nature of the job that council leaders do now, and that new mayors will take on, as well as reviewing the resources at their disposal. It then considers what powers mayors may need to deliver on a key aspect of their brief: supporting the growth of the local economy.
A survey of London councils which reveals how many are considering innovative funding solutions to aid regeneration
Implications for local financing mechanisms following the 2012 Budget
Recommendations on the implementation of tax increment financing in England.
An assessment of the first year of local enterprise partnerships.
The report strongly recommends ensuring the reform of business rates is geared towards a pure focus on business growth, avoiding recreating the complexities of the current grant settlement process.
What tools are available to local authorities to sustain regeneration in an age of austerity?