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Homes and Communities Agency: Best practice and guidance

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The Homes and Communities Agency aims to share its experience through best practice and guidance. The HCA has published or worked with its partners on a number of documents to helping local authorities and other partners to maximise delivery in their areas. A library of external guidance and research that may be of use is available through downloads and synopses, together withcase studies. Guidance is available under the following themes: affordable housing and Section 106; design, planning and quality; environmental sustainability; and growth, economic assessment and viability.

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Guidance on the requirements of consumer law applicable to the sale and advertising of flights and holidays

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The Civil Aviation Authority and the Office of Fair Trading have published joint guidance for industry on the Regulations which they consider set out the key requirements that are applicable to businesses engaged in the sale and marketing of holidays and their component parts, including flights and accommodation.

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Health and quality of life in urban areas: Follow-up report

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This report presents the summary and main conclusions of the Barcelona Dialogue Café workshop (held on 17-18 October 2012, in Barcelona). This analysis of the discussions plus further examination of the literature contributes to building shared knowledge on improving quality of life and health through processes of urban planning, design and management.

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The New Homes Bonus

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The Department for Communities and Local Government is not adequately monitoring the £1.3 billion New Homes Bonus paid to local authorities up to 2013-14 according to a report from the National Audit Office.  Although  it is too early for the scheme to have had a discernible influence on the number of new homes, the NAO adds that the financial risk to some local authorities is substantial because of the redistributive nature of the scheme. The Department has plans to carry out a review of the New Homes Bonus during 2013-14, but has not decided upon its scope or methodology. The National Audit Office has called the review of the scheme essential, and for it to be carried out urgently.

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2013 Meetings Forecast

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This is the second annual forecast for the meetings and events industry compiled by American Express. For this forecast, American Express has surveyed meeting professionals and leading hotel suppliers globally, as well as looked to its own clients’ activity. That information was combined with follow-up interviews and third-party data.

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An Independent National Adaptation Programme for England

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The purpose of this policy brief is to contribute to the National Adaptation Programme that is currently under preparation by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The Climate Change Act 2008 requires the Government to put in place, and update every five years, a National Adaptation Programme (NAP), which addresses climate change risks. This policy brief aims to contribute to this process by offering an analytical framework and formulating a rational basis for thinking about adaptation. It aims to inform the first NAP report, due in mid-2013. While the NAP is formally just for England, the analysis and lessons here are applicable to the UK as a whole. The report has been jointly produced by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy. To illustrate the need for timely action, 12 priorities for Government action are identified.

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BRAND

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This EU-funded project came about as the towns of Rhyl, Holyhead, Athy, and Dún Laoghaire in Wales and Ireland have undergone physical/capital scheme regeneration works, but all have difficulties with the way in which they are perceived by four different communities: residents; businesses; the tourism and hospitality sector; and external opinion formers. This affects community regeneration adversely. The project therefore seeks to address these negative perceptions and improve the reputation of the towns by adopting a place branding methodology based on a process of community engagement. Focusing on engaging communities with the changing face of their towns, BRAND set to produce a toolkit whereby dependent on each town’s strengths, they could promote how the town was changing and what it had to offer to visitors effectively. Now BRAND is looking to help more regions across the UK and Ireland change the image of their towns and challenge negative perceptions to put their area on the map for the right reasons.

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Inbound tourism during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

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The March 2013 issue of Visit Britain’s Foresight publication examines inbound tourism during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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The economic benefit of improving the UK’s nuclear supply chain capabilities

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Analysis by Oxford Economics on opportunities in the nuclear sector, and the potential to expand UK industry market share.

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The future of heating: meeting the challenge

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The Government has published its Heat Strategy and provided an update on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for homes. The Strategy looks at the potential to cut emissions from heat across the whole UK economy and focuses on key actions to drive the move to low carbon heating alternatives.

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