Government to introduce Draft Tenant Fees Bill

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has revealed that a new draft Tenant Fees Bill will be introduced to Parliament to ban letting fees.

Hague warns of ‘divisive’ second Brexit referendum

William Hague has warned that holding another Brexit referendum would be ‘divisive’ and encourage ‘hate-filled’ campaigns.

Government urged to tackle regional imbalances

The Industrial Strategy Commission has urged the government to commit to a universal basic infrastructure and tackle Britain’s regional imbalances.

Mayors call for further city-region devolution

Britain’s seven regional and city-wide Mayors are to urge the government to significantly increase the pace and scale of city-region devolution.

Natural flood management benefits highlighted

The Environment Agency has published data, case studies and evidence about the role of natural flood management in reducing flood risk.

Troubled public services costing government £10bn

The government is spending over £10 billion over five years just to keep troubled public services going, despite not solving the issues.

UK faces elderly homelessness ‘time bomb’

The LGA has warned that the UK is facing a ‘ticking time bomb’ over rising numbers of homeless older people.

High satisfaction with electoral processes

The Electoral Commission has found that the public are satisfied with the way elections are run and are keen for further reform.

£557 million for new renewable energy projects

Up to £557 million for less established renewable electricity projects as part of the government’s Clean Growth Strategy.

£2 billion boost confirmed for council housing

As expected, the Conservative Party Conference unveiled a further £2 billion investment for council and housing association homes.

Hammond to announce northern rail investment

Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to announce an extra £300 million to improve rail links in northern England.

London leaders urge for protection of EU citizen’s rights

Three London council leaders have urged the EU to take urgent action to safeguard the rights of EU nationals living in the capital.

63 per cent funding cuts taking toll on services

London Councils has warned that an increasing number of local services are on the critical list because of growing demand and inadequate funding.

UK’s first subsidy-free solar farm to open

Clayhill solar farm and energy storage facility in Bedfordshire will be the first in the UK to be built and operated without government subsidy.

Analysis highlights managerial gender pay gap

New research has found that females in managerial positions in the UK earn nearly £12,000 less on average than their male counterparts.

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