Our latest submissions to parliamentary consultations, inquiries and other calls for evidence.
- Right to Regenerate is currently little-known and little-used.
- There should be more transparency and improved public to information about unused – or underused – land.
- Landowners should be required to work towards a reasonable timeframe for this land to be brought back into use. Failure to do so should activate the right of first refusal, granted foremost to the community
- The government should incentivise temporary use of unused land through an annual tax based on land value.
- Communities themselves are best placed to know what would and would not be useful land-use, and should be empowered to use this knowledge
- The pandemic fueled more collaboration between local public services, and saw these services work more closely with communities, businesses and the VCSE sector
- Many councils innovated through greater use of digital technology
- The UK Government’s failure to share data and to work with local government on the test-and-trace system cost lives
- The Government’s failure to meet its promise to adequately reimburse councils their pandemic response will weaken future Covid response and long-term recovery.
- Long-term public service resilience can only be secured if local authorities receive a multi-year funding settlement
- Communities have played a vital role in the Covid-19 response and local authorities should continue to develop these relationships and involve them in services