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Bigger Fast Better More shows that in countries where local councils have to “compete for every inhabitant” they successfully plan for better and cheaper homes in sustainable, green communities.
The key finding of this report is that the British culture of centrally-planned development – a system established by the 1947 Town and Country Planning Act and embraced to this day by politicians of all parties – has resulted in a woeful shortage of affordable, desirable, high-quality housing.
No More School Run: Proposal for a national yellow bus scheme in the UK argues that a system of school buses would increase punctuality for all road users, have economic benefits and improve quality of life.
Hands up for school choice! Lessons from school choice schemes at home and abroad examines case studies from abroad, drawing out common characteristics of school choice and the use of voucher schemes involving both public and private providers.
Taming Terrorism reminds us that despite al-Qaeda’s global reach and use of modern technology, today’s global struggle is not unprecedented. We have beaten similar groups before and can do so again.
MacGregor, former Director of Steve Norris’s campaign to be Mayor of London, comes to the surprising conclusion that the current Mayor Ken Livingstone is right to demand direct control of policing.
Big Bang Localism: a Rescue Plan for British Democracy, proposes a radical decentralisation of government. The report calls for a re-empowerment of the counties and cities to which people feel loyalty, with many services delegated further to municipalities and parishes.
Nothing to lose but your chains is the third volume of a major study into the reform of local government finance in England. It sets out the authors’ proposals for a comprehensive, yet practical, reform of the local revenue finance system.