Help to Buy aiding 400,000 onto the housing ladder

More than 400,000 people have been able to buy their first home thanks to the government’s Help to Buy schemes.

Westminster austerity agenda costs Wales 28,000 jobs

28,100 local authority jobs have been lost in Wales since 2010 as a result of severe spending cuts driven by the UK Westminster government.

New financial penalties for fly tipping households

New financial penalties of up to £400 for householders who fail to properly give their waste to a licensed carrier are coming in to force.

Sprinklers at only four per cent of capital’s high rise blocks

Just four per cent of London’s high rise council housing blocks have sprinklers installed, 18 months after the Grenfell Tower fire.

Nottingham City Council's air quality plan approved

The government has announced it has approved Nottingham City Council’s new plan to tackle air pollution in Nottingham city centre.

New government procurement measures announced

David Lidington is announcing new measures to deliver better public services and use procurement contracts as a ‘force for good’.

Number of children in care rises again

Latest figures show that there were 75,420 looked-after children in England at the end of March this year.

Crickhowell High Street crowned ‘UK's best’

Crickhowell High Street has been crowned the UK’s best in this year’s Great British High Street Awards.

222,000 new homes delivered last year

New figures showing that over 222,000 new homes were delivered in 2017 to 2018 have been welcomed by the Communities Secretary.

Commissioner proposed for Northamptonshire children's services

The government has proposed the appointment of a commissioner to oversee improvements at Northamptonshire County Council.

Housing law change putting social housing at risk

A proposal to speed up the creation of new homes could provide a ‘get-out clause’ for developers to avoid providing affordable homes.

Coffey questions ‘regressive’ recycling plans

The Environment Minister has written to Swindon Borough Council over plans to tell residents to stop recycling plastic.

High streets should become vibrant community hubs

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has set out his vision for tackling social problems linked to declining high streets.

Business councils to advise on post-Brexit opportunities

The Prime Minister has formed five new business councils to advise on how to create the best business conditions after Brexit.

Public sector outsourcing spend on the rise

Public sector outsourcing spend has reached £1.42 billion as government bodies ramp up procurement for IT and tech services.

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