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On Wednesday 31st October ResPublica and WSP hosted a panel discussion in Parliament to launch WSP’s Productive Places paper and debate its findings. The report outlines how places that are designed and delivered with Space, Health, Accessibility, Resilience and Engagement (WSP’s SHARE approach) in mind can boost UK’s productivity.
The 2018 Budget delivered by Philip Hammond was the first since 1962 to be delivered on a day other than a Wednesday, and was moved forward from an expected November date to avoid a clash with the final month of Brexit negotiations in November.
The Government’s housing announcements on the 5th March were the first substantial change to the planning system since the Coalition reforms six years ago. The changes aim to respond to many criticisms of planning policy that have been made over the past few years.
A century on from Charles Booth’s famous Poverty Map of London, accurate information on poverty has never been more important. So the findings of a new study that 1 in 4 parents are skipping meals because they don’t have enough money shows we need to take a much closer look at a new form of an old problem – that of food poverty in modern Britain.
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