The government will attempt to reinvigorate ‘Right to Buy’ in 2014. The maximum discount for a house will increase from 60 per cent to 70 per cent of its value.

Members of the public and businesses will be able to bid to buy up a portion of Whitehall’s £330bn land and property portfolio under a Treasury-backed scheme.

Voters could be required to bring proof of identity to polling stations, in a bid to combat fraudulent votes, the Electoral Commission has said.

Local and Central Government can expect further austerity measures as it contends with a year of ‘hard truths’, Chancellor George Osborne has indicated.

A new collective switching framework has been launched to help councils further reduce energy bills in their communities.

The first ever guidance on weekly bin collections has been launched.  The Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles is supporting weekly collections by publishing examples where councils have made efficiency savings.

A plan to boost infrastructure spending in the UK over the next two decades is being unveiled by the government.

Measures to help small businesses, including faster broadband and moves to tackle late payments, have been announced by the Government.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has confirmed what measures it will take to reduce energy bills after the Prime Minister’s pledge to rollback ‘green levies’.

The government has struck a deal to sell the last mortgage-style student loans on its books for £160 million.

Figures released by CLG show how the Government’s Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme is driving new home building activity.

Westminster City Council has become the first local authority in Europe to install parking bay sensors across its entire road network.

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