Book News: April 29th, 2010

This report sets out how it is planned to accelerate opportunities for mutuals to develop and flourish across key public services. Mutuals are organisations run or owned in the interests of its members.

The report outlines plans to develop a ‘fast track’ route to establish Local Management Agreements which will give tenants more control over housing services, such as the management of small communal spaces. It currently takes 18 months and the Government is working on halving this time.

It also describes how the Government will encourage smaller community-led housing project bids by immediately removing the current lower limit of 50 units for applications to the Public Land Initiative. This will mean small communities will for the first time be able together to build community housing on public land.

The report is available from the Cabinet Office.