FEATURE: Apprentice turned mentor: Tim Campbell, founder, the Bright Ideas Trust, 12 December 2008
A former London Underground announcer, he became the first person to win The Apprentice. Now he’s intent on helping young people from ethnic minorities to enter the business world.
ANALYSIS: Trusts need strong base to survive, 21 November 2008
The collapse of a leading development trust signals the importance of having an asset base, says Herpreet Kaur Grewal.
ANALYSIS: A statutory Compact is under review, 22 August 2008
The launch of a consultation on the uneasy relationship between the public and third sectors aims to beef up their current agreement. But will it take the plunge and recommend giving it legal teeth, asks Herpreet Kaur Grewal.
FEATURE: Build now, pay later, 27 June 2008
With sources of European funding drying up, the credit crunch biting and house prices weakening, could a US technique help get UK regeneration projects off the ground? Herpreet Kaur Grewal reports.
ANALYSIS: Crucial week for skills programmes, 20 June 2008
Key talks about the fate of the North-West’s centre of excellence took place this week. Herpreet Kaur Grewal reports.
FEATURE: Paradise appraised, 13 June, 2008
Liverpool’s Paradise Street – now Liverpool One – opened its doors to the public this month.
FEATURE: Fringe benefits, 6 June, 2008
Section 106 deals are used to oblige developers to contribute to the cost of services and facilities made necessary by their projects. But the regeneration benefits attached to large developments don’t have to end there, reports Herpreet Kaur Grewal.
ANALYSIS: Call for change at Nottingham’s NDC, 30 May 2008
An interim report into the upheaval at Nottingham’s New Deal for Communities partnership recommends that the city council should take a greater role in running the programme, finds Herpreet Kaur Grewal.
ANALYSIS: Johnson makes the LDA his No 1 target, 16 May 2008
Boris Johnson has launched his mayoral reign with a top level shake-up at the beleaguered London Development Agency. Herpreet Kaur Grewal examines the people who will shape its immediate future.
FEATURE: Learning the lessons, 9 May 2008
Regeneration & Renewal has now published 150 Evaluation Lessons – our weekly reports examining renewal projects. They reveal that the sector keeps on making the same mistakes, says Herpreet Kaur Grewal.
ANALYSIS: What will London’s next mayor bring to the city? 25 April, 2008
Next week, Londoners vote for the capital’s next mayor. Herpreet Kaur Grewal looks at what the candidates’ policies hold for regeneration.
ANALYSIS: Funding threat to local participation, 11 April, 2008
New research shows that changes in government funding mean an uncertain future for some bodies set up to ensure community involvement in regeneration. Herpreet Kaur Grewal reports
FEATURE: A Job Half Done, 28 March, 2008
Earlier this month, the Government announced budget cuts to its Housing Market Renewal programme. Herpreet Kaur Grewal reports on the future for the programme in lean times
ANALYSIS: Renewed Optimism, 21 March, 2008
Alistair Darling’s package of measures designed to get a quarter of a million children out of poverty by 2010 have been broadly welcomed by campaigners. But some question whether he has gone far enough, says Herpreet Kaur Grewal.
FEATURE: Mixed Messages, 29 February, 2008
Dormers Wells Community Centre deliberately sets out to bring together people of different cultures; Hazel Blears says that more community groups should do the same. But will her ideas foster cohesion, or damage vulnerable communities? Herpreet Kaur Grewal reports.
EXCLUSIVE: Commissioner appointed to drive race plans, 15 February 2008
A commissioner is set to be appointed by the Government’s new equalities watchdog to ensure that the recommendations from a major probe that found regeneration bodies to be failing their race duty are implemented.
Ethnic bodies face funding checks, 8 February, 2008
Town halls and charitable funding bodies should promote community cohesion as a matter of course and only fund single ethnic groups if it can be proven that this is the best way to tackle social and economic problems.
FEATURE: Making their mark, 25 January, 2008
Counties and cities spend big money creating a slogan to sell their area. But how can they ensure that it’s money well spent?
ANALYSIS: Loss of black-led landlord sparks row, 25 January, 2008
Social housing: The forced sale of the UK’s largest black-led housing association to a mainstream social landlord has prompted complaints about the housing regulator’s handling of the case.
ANALYSIS: Joined-up help for the whole household, 18 January 2008
Families at risk often have to deal with numerous agencies, but a new scheme that works across adult and children’s services to recognise the family as a unit could stop people slipping through the net.
EXCLUSIVE: Poor areas miss out on child aid, 11 January, 2008
Some of the areas classified by the Government as England’s most deprived have among the lowest rates of take-up of state assistance with childcare costs.
ANALYSIS: Broad welcome for the Children’s Plan, 4 January, 2008
A plan to improve children’s lives could become an effective tool in tackling child poverty and ill-health, but the Government must get the public on board to give the issue political clout, says Herpreet Kaur Grewal.
FEATURE: Calling time, 30 November 2007
A review of the Government’s decision to liberalise the licensing regime in England and Wales is under way. But what is the experience on the ground of its impact? Herpreet Kaur Grewal investigates.
EXCLUSIVE: Yorkshire bond to aid third sector, 26 October 2007
A northern social bank will use a regional bond to provide £50 million in loans for social enterprises and small charities in Yorkshire and Humberside over the next few years
ANALYSIS: Respect out, kid gloves in, 19 October 2007
The end of the Respect Taskforce may herald moves to use a less punitive approach to dealing with antisocial behaviour, finds Herpreet Kaur Grewal.
EXCLUSIVE: Regeneration fails CRE race review, 14 September 2007
Public bodies in England, Scotland and Wales are persistently failing to fulfil their duty to consider race equality when forming regeneration plans.
FEATURE: A Marker of Respect – Louise Casey, coordinator, Respect Task Force, 2 March, 2007
It’s the media that’s obsessed with anti-social behaviour orders, not the Government, says Britain’s “respect agenda” tsar.
EXCLUSIVE: London councils’ Legi bid set to fail, 24 November, 2006
Deprived boroughs in London have failed in their bids for a share of up to £160 million of government economic development cash.
FEATURE: Duty to Care, 13 October 2006
The Commission for Racial Equality has launched a huge investigation into regeneration bodies. But why regeneration? And what might they uncover? Herpreet Kaur Grewal investigates.