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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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Challenging austerity: why have local authorities been taking their own action?

Challenging austerity: why have local authorities been taking their own action?

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(p.59) Three Challenging austerity: why have local authorities been taking their own action?
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Reviving Local Authority Housing Delivery
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Janice Morphet

Ben Clifford

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447355748.003.0003

This chapter looks at local authorities in England that have been intimately involved in the twin crises of super-austerity and housing over the past decade. It discusses the context of the resilient and adaptive system of the local government in England, wherein the authorities' pushback against austerity favoured their own direct action in delivering housing. It also highlights the local authorities' direct role in housing delivery and considers what has motivated them to get engaged in direct delivery. The chapter covers the local authorities' frustrations at private developers within the planning system. It examines how the forms of provision that deal with homelessness, and housing and income generation are enabled legislatively.

Keywords:   local authorities, super-austerity, local government, housing delivery, private developers, housing crisis, planning system, homelessness

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