Localis is an independent think-tank dedicated to issues related to politics, public service reform and localism. We carry out innovative research, hold events and facilitate an ever growing network of members to stimulate and challenge the current orthodoxy of the governance of the UK.
Localis essay collection unwraps new ideas to kickstart C19 housing...
Independent think-tank Localis has today set out an ambitious set of innovative and practical ideas from itself and 20 leading housing... read more
25.06.2020 • By Localis
"Use Community Value Charters as fast-track to building back better high...
UNDER EMBARGO 00.01 AM GMT Saturday 20 June: The Grimsey Review ‘Build Back Better, Covid-19 Supplement for town centres, released... read more
19.06.2020 • By Localis
Empower Covid community renewal or sink grass roots recovery hopes,...
Ministers must fund and empower local people to run vital community businesses and service hubs which can help neighbourhoods thrive beyond the... read more
03.06.2020 • By Localis
Learn the local language of place to boost community benefits of social...
The lives of residents must measurably improve as a result of how councils commission and provide local public services, a report by the... read more
16.04.2020 • By Localis
New intake of Conservative MPs set out fresh ideas for new housing...
A group of ten Conservative MPs from the 2019 intake has today set out an ambitious blueprint for the future of housing to rethink the social and... read more
16.03.2020 • By Localis
Local areas will miss opportunities of net zero goals unless Government...
Government must support ambitious local industrial strategies, backed by new funding and devolved powers, to help local areas play their part in... read more
23.10.2019 • By Localis
Put prevention at a premium for place-based health dividend, Localis urges
Ministers should fully fix cuts to public health funding and put a premium on preventative care budgets, targeting resources and funding to parts... read more
06.09.2019 • By Localis
Hit reset button with Whitehall and plot fresh roadmap for local...
A renewed relationship of trust and respect is needed between local and central government if we are to restore economic purpose and provide... read more
15.05.2019 • By Localis
New productivity deals must fill place of ‘doughnut economies’ for local...
A renewed relationship is needed between local economic anchors (an area’s major wealth creators) and ‘place’ to deliver local economic success;... read more
24.04.2019 • By Localis
Government must unlock infrastructure investment to power local clean...
Embargo date: from 00.01 a.m., Thursday, 14 February 2019 Ministers must use the forthcoming Spending Review to tie funding for vital public... read more
14.02.2019 • By Localis
Major rethink needed to prevent millions missing out on benefits of...
Embargo date: from 00.01 a.m., Thursday, 10 January 2019 EV infrastructure roll-out risks exacerbating UK social divides, with some... read more
10.01.2019 • By Localis
Better behaviour and greater transparency in local outsourcing needed to...
Failure by private firms to reform behaviour and improve how they deliver local public services could land councils with a mammoth and... read more
30.10.2018 • By Localis
Local services come back fighting off the ropes, analysis shows
The extent to which vital local authorities have displayed resilient aptitude in delivering and maintaining vital public services in the teeth of... read more
15.08.2018 • By Localis
Rising to the automation challenge: Localis responds to 35th British...
Localis head of data research, Joe Fyans , said: “Young people are right to be phlegmatic about the rise of the robots in the workplace. However,... read more
10.07.2018 • By Localis
LOCALIS RESPONDS TO £1BN HRA CAP LIFT TO USHER IN NEW GENERATION OF...
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, today announced plans to lift the Housing Revenue Account... read more
26.06.2018 • By Localis
Most people prepared to pay extra tax to fund better local services,...
The majority of people would be willing to pay more in council tax or voluntary one-off levies to better fund particular local services across the... read more
25.06.2018 • By Localis
Embargoed: 00.01 a.m. Monday 25 June: Most people prepared to pay extra...
Embargo date: from 00.01 a.m., Monday, 25 June 2018 The majority of people would be willing to pay more in council tax or voluntary one-off... read more
22.06.2018 • By Localis
Official Launch of #GrimseyReview2 - Wednesday 4 July
Official Launch of #GrimseyReview2 ‘An Alternative Future For Our Towns And Cities’ Wednesday 4 July from 8.15 a.m. at the... read more
15.06.2018 • By Localis
"People don’t feel pay rewards workplace efforts, report on industrial...
A growing disconnect between people’s efforts at the workplace and how well they feel their bosses reward them risks stalling Government’s... read more
26.03.2018 • By Localis
Divert unspent apprenticeship cash to improve local skills provision,...
Localis press release Embargo date: from 00.01 am, Friday 16 March 2018 Government should scoop up millions of pounds worth of funds lying... read more
15.03.2018 • By Localis
Enterprising universities must boldly grow student business leaders,...
Embargo date: from 00.01 am, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 More than a third (35%) of higher education bodies fail to produce a single graduate... read more
26.02.2018 • By Localis
LEPs not suited for growth role, Industrial Strategy architects warn
In response to today's publication of the Industrial Strategy White Paper, Localis chief executive, Liam Booth-Smith, said: “The decision to... read more
26.11.2017 • By Localis
A Budget for housing? Localis responds to Budget 2017
Press release Immediate release, Wednesday 22 November 2017 Responding to today’s Budget announcement, Localis chief executive, Liam... read more
22.11.2017 • By Localis
English workforce failings could sink post-Brexit economy, study warns
Press release Embargo date: from 05.00 a.m. Monday 6 November 2017 English workforce failings could sink post-Brexit economy,... read more
06.11.2017 • By Localis
Boost deposit savings to reignite home-ownership dream, urges Localis
Employers and government should both chip in to radically quicken the time taken for first-time buyers to save house deposits through the... read more
16.10.2017 • By Localis
Building to scale? Localis response to Theresa May's speech to...
In response to today’s conference speech by Conservative Party leader Theresa May, in which she called for government to “get back into the... read more
04.10.2017 • By Localis
AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE? LOCALIS response to Jeremy Corbyn's speech to...
In response to today's conference speech by leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn, in which he will call for the establishment of a National... read more
27.09.2017 • By Localis