Category: local councils

I predict a riot! The story of local government finance…..

In council chambers up and down the country, local politicians will spend the next few weeks standing up and forcefully extolling how active they are in protecting front line services, how unfair central government cuts are, and perhaps most vigorous of all will be their explanation of how they are doing their very best for … Continue reading I predict a riot! The story of local government finance…..

Current affairs edition December 2017: Listen now to the NLA’s latest podcast

As the year comes to a close, Richard Blanco and his guests discuss the changes in the market over the last few months and look to what’s to come in the New Year. Joining Richard is Sarah Davidson, from This Is Money and the Mail Online, and Chris Norris, Head of Policy at the National … Continue reading Current affairs edition December 2017: Listen now to the NLA’s latest podcast

Lies, Statistics, and Local Authorities

Mark Twain attributes the following to Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." Politicians across the world have followed this maxim - with particular use of obfuscation and statistical manipulation - as often as possible and arguably making it into an art form. There have been many examples through time … Continue reading Lies, Statistics, and Local Authorities

How Landlords can help in the Refugee Crisis

(This is a guest blog by Atia Lokhat-Hafezjee) UK unlikely to reach target to resettle 20,000 refugees In 2015, then-Prime Minister David Cameron announced that his Government was committed to resettling 20,000 refugees from Syria by 2020. However, the Government has since reported that this target may not be reached unless more local authorities contribute … Continue reading How Landlords can help in the Refugee Crisis

Does anybody want the landlord vote?

Thursday 5th May – the first electoral test for Cameron and Corbyn following 363 days of the first Conservative majority government since the ‘90s. While the elections taking place are local in nature, recent polling of our members has thrown up some interesting results when compared with one carried out prior to the general election … Continue reading Does anybody want the landlord vote?