Business lobby group the CBI called on the government on Friday to undertake an independent review of its environmental taxes.

The Bank of England has proposed a dual new lending scheme at Mansion House this week to help UK businesses.

Further cash has been announced for communities to help tackle the blight of empty properties and bring them back into use.

Homes, roads and parks could all be better protected from the effects of climate change after an agreement was struck between ministers and local government.

A Memorandum of Understanding cementing closer working and enhancing Government purchasing capability has been signed.

A £10 million scheme aimed at getting low carbon forms of heating into the homes of social housing tenants is opens to applications.

Government plans to localise the help that low-income families receive with their council tax while cutting funding for it by 10 per cent leave local councils with a tough challenge.

Creating the right conditions for businesses to grow and succeed is at the centre of new business legislation announced in the Queen’s Speech.

Unemployment in most parts of the UK is likely to continue to rise over the next five years, according to an economic forecasting group in a story reported by the BBC

The government has published numbers on the cost of G-Cloud and Cloudstore and the savings the public sector ICT procurement framework is expected to make it has been reported.

Street fundraisers are deterring shoppers from visiting town centres, according to a Local Government Association survey.

The University of Warwick’s Elected Mayors and City Leadership Commission has published its report “What is the role of elected mayors in providing strategic leadership to cities?”

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