Planning Inspectorate responds to Rosewell review

The Planning Inspectorate has responded to suggestions in the recent Rosewell Review, which called for the time taken to make planning decisions to be cut from 47 to 26 weeks.

County Councils support full baseline reset of business rates

Responding to the Housing, Communities and Local Government’s latest consultation on Business Rate Retention, the County Councils Network (CCN) has called on the government to proceed with a planned full baseline reset in 2020 when it introduces 75% business rate retention.

Nineteen Local Authorities to receive £136,362 each to help with Brexit chaos

Nineteen local authorities facing impacts from a local air, land or sea port will receive a share of £3.14 million to help them prepare for Brexit, the Communities Secretary has confirmed.

Cabinet members at Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside councils will meet next week to confirm the proposals for tackling air pollution

Series of consultations launched to overhaul Waste and Recycling

Proposed measures include requiring packaging producers to pay the full cost of dealing with their waste, more consistent household recycling and a Deposit Return Scheme for cans and bottles, subject to consultation.

£13m announced for green spaces

£9.7 million will be allocated to local authorities to better maintain, protect and increase their recreational spaces, with an additional £2.75 million made available for the Pocket Parks Plus programme.

£6m funding for community-led affordable housing

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government have announced £6 million of funding to help them build more homes.

Empty homes tax could generate £1.2bn, suggests research

New tax could be more effective and quicker than building new homes

Nationwide campiagn aims to attract more care workers

'Every Day Is Different’ campaign to highlight the opportunities for progression and professional development

One in three NHS patients exposed to 'dirty air' while visiting GP

Air pollution data monitoring levels of particulate matter (PM2.5) outside GP practices in the UK show nearly one in three NHS patients are attendi

Glasgow Council remortgage deal will finance equal pay claims

Deal agreed by councillors will transfer ownership of venues to City Property Glasgow Investments LLP

Funding framework for public sector construction projects launched

Crown Commercial Service designed framework aims to provide customers and suppliers with long-term projects assurances

CIH research highlights ffordable rent 'crisis'

Analysis from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has revealed that more than 165,000 of the most affordable rented homes have been lost across England in just six years.

Children’s Commissioner calls for home education register

The Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield is calling for a compulsory home education register after raising concerns about the increasing number of children who are being educated at home.

£2bn additional spend in Scottish public services

Scotland’s Finance Secretary has announced that health services and public services will benefit from more than £2 billion.

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