Find out about different local structures and get advice on how you can engage with them.

Engaging locally

Graphic image of different types of housing on a graphResources and information on engaging with LEPs, City Deals and Core Cities.

Working with housing associations

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Do you want to find out more about working together locally with housing associations? 

Want more advice?

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Local Enterprise Partnerships

Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) are a partnership between businesses in local areas and local authorities. Each LEP has two key priorities to increase jobs and economic growth. Locally, they set their own targets which can include actions on planning, housing and other infrastructure priorities. There are 39 LEPs across England.

City Deals and Core Cities

City Deals move away from a 'one size fits all' approach to urban policy, offering cities the chance to gain certain powers (such as taxation) in exchange for proposals on how they will support private sector growth and the freedoms they need to achieve this. Find out more about City Deals

There are 8 Core Cities, outside of London and they have been granted more powers locally to support growth and new jobs in their areas. Find out more about the Core Cities

Latest Localism updates

George Osborne announces a new plan for City Devolution

14 May 2015

The National Housing Federation responds to George Osborne’s announcement today on a City Devolution plan for England, which will give cities new powers over housing, transport, planning and policing if they choose to...

Housing crisis most acute in nation’s biggest cities

24 March 2015

As city leaders, Mayors and housing association chiefs gather today to discuss the housing crisis, new analysis highlights the untapped potential of England’s eight most economically powerful cities outside London to...

Autumn Statement 2014 briefing

5 December 2014

This briefing covers the relevant announcements made in the National Infrastructure Plan and the Autumn Statement, gives a Federation response to these measures, and sets out the main implications for housing...

North West housing market reaches breaking point

13 November 2014

The North West is cracking under the pressure of several widely different broken housing markets according to a new report. In some areas a chronic shortage of homes has seen housing costs spiral out of reach of many...