Costs rise over general election date uncertainty

Smaller venues will have to be found for any general election this year, as uncertainty over the possible date is hiking up costs for organisers.

Queen delivers priorities for government in Queens Speech

The Queen has outlined the legislative plans for year ahead, declaring her Queens Speech from the throne of House of Lords.

Labour nationalisation plans to cost at least £196bn

The up-front cost of the Labour Party’s renationalisation proposals is estimated to be £196 billion.

Only tenth of homes built on Green Belt are ‘affordable’

The CPRE has revealed that only one in 10 homes built on land released from the Green Belt over the past decade are ‘affordable’.

Javid sets Budget 2019 date

The Chancellor has announced he is planning to hold a Budget on Wednesday 6 November 2019, as the ‘first Budget after leaving the EU’.

Labour pledges to back coastal communities

A Labour government will address the ‘grotesque inequality and poverty’ that is blighting coastal communities as a result of Tory cuts.

£250 million Culture Investment Fund launched

Nicky Morgan has announced that innovative cultural projects, libraries, museums and creative industries will benefit from £250 million of new funding.

Majority of unexplained school exits affect vulnerable

A significant proportion of all pupils experiencing an unexplained exit fail to return to the school system ever again.

Low-income voters could sway next election

Low-income voters could be a crucial force at the next election, partly due to being more willing to switch between parties.

Environment Agency sets net zero emissions aim

The Environment Agency has set itself the aim of becoming a net zero organisation by 2030.

Two key city-centre sites set to regeneration boost

The Cabinet Office has announced that two key city-centre sites are to be regenerated as part of the Government’s Hubs programme.

Northern leaders support tree planting programme

Hundreds of Northern leaders have called for the Prime Minister to support an ambitious tree planting programme for the North of England.

Grenfell Tower report to be released on 30 October

The long-awaited Grenfell Tower fire public inquiry report is to be released on 30 October, the day before Britain is due to leave the EU.

Young people need more modern housing choices

There needs to be more modern housing options for young people, claiming that affordable housing isn’t actually affordable for young people.

Price suggests Welsh independence referendum by 2030

Adam Price, the leader of Plaid Cymru, has said that there will be a referendum on Welsh independence by 2030.

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