Carnegie UK Trust response to the Communities and Local Government Inquiry into Community Rights

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Author: Carnegie UK Trust

Year: 2014

For the last 18 months, under the leadership of Carnegie Fellow Sir John Elvidge the Trust has been exploring the rise of the Enabling State a set of 7 key policy shifts in the UK that give communities and individual more control. Following extensive research and consultation we have published our final recommendations report A Route Map to an Enabling State which sets out 8 steps that government can take to give communities more control and make it a success. 

Legislative rights such as the Community Rights contained within the Localism Act –giving communities rights to assets and a greater role in the development of their local area are a critical element. They should however form part of a larger package of measures and policies. In this response we share our insights with the inquiry.