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Reviving Local Authority Housing DeliveryChallenging Austerity Through Municipal Entrepreneurialism$
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Janice Morphet and Ben Clifford

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781447355748

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447355748.001.0001

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Introduction: local government in England and the twin crises of austerity and housing

Introduction: local government in England and the twin crises of austerity and housing

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(p.1) One Introduction: local government in England and the twin crises of austerity and housing
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(p.i) Reviving Local Authority Housing Delivery
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Janice Morphet

Ben Clifford

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447355748.003.0001

This chapter discusses how local authorities are drawing on their powers, resources, cultures, and experiences to address challenges in the Conservative Party's austerity policy and promote their financial security for the future. It refers to England's the central government that enabled and encouraged greater delivery of housing by the private sector as a solution to the housing crisis. It also talks about the local planning system that shifted its focus to the provision of housing land for private developers. The chapter elaborates how local authorities were synonymous with housing regulation and provision for a hundred years until 1980. It mentions local communities that expect councils to be the main providers of housing in their communities.

Keywords:   local authorities, austerity policy, financial security, housing crisis, private developers, UK central government, housing regulation, housing provision

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