Scotland passes Islands Bill

The Islands Bill has been published by the Scottish Parliament to create the right environment for sustainable growth and empowered communities.

The last stage in the planning process of Salford’s £30 million RHS Garden Bridgewater has been successfully passed.

Prime Minister Theresa May has retained Sajid Javid as Minister for Communities and Local Government.

Local government needs clarity, urges LGiU

The build up to the General Election was overwhelmed with uncertainty and the results have been produced little clarity, argues LGiU.

No majority for Tories in General Election

The General Election has resulted in a hung Parliament, after the Tories fell short of the 326 seats needed for a majority in the Commons.

Quarter of seats haven’t changed hands since WWII

New analysis has revealed that one in four seats have been held by the same party since the Second World War.

Fire resilience missing off of threat agenda

The Business Sprinkler Alliance is urging the next government to build the case for fire resilience.

Human rights laws could change for terror fight

Theresa May has said she will change human rights laws if she feels that they ‘get in the way’ of tackling terror suspects.

Khan warns of 'unsustainable' police cuts

Sadiq Khan has warned that future cuts to the Metropolitan Police are ‘unsustainable’ and could make it harder to foil terror attacks.

One in five planning to vote ‘tactically’

New research for the Electoral Reform Society has revealed that one in five UK voters will be voting tactically in the General Election on 8 June.

May’s ‘disappointment’ over Trump climate plans

Theresa May has said of her ‘disappointment’ with his decision to withdraw the US from the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

UK sued for first time over illegal air pollution

The government will be taken to court for a third time over its plans to tackle the UK’s illegal levels of air pollution.

Labour makes public service pledge

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged support for UK public services, attacking Tory education and health policy.

English housebuilding at decade high, DCLG figures show

New figures released by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has said the number of new homes being built in England is at its highest level for ten years.

Aged care must increase by a quarter to meet needs, study concludes

New research, conducted by the University of Liverpool, University College London (UCL), University of Gdansk and INSERM Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, has highlighted that the UK’s aged social care must grow by 25 per cent within 10 years to meet increasing needs.

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