New-build houses to be sold as freehold

Housing Secretary James Brokenshire has said that all new-build houses will be sold as freehold in bold move to tackle unfair leasehold practices.

Further cuts to care services warning made

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services has claimed that further cuts to care services in England will be needed in the coming year.

Public sector IoT projects stalling at pilot phase

Nearly three-quarters of public sector IT decision-makers say that their organisation has not made use of IoT commercially.

Toxic air remains main environmental concern

New research has claimed that evidence shows that government action can cut air pollution, but more needs to be done.

Warning over unsafe properties for private renters

Weak regulation of private renting in England is leaving hundreds of thousands of tenants living in hazardous homes.

New design laws to ensure high-quality homes

Theresa May has urged for new design standards to ensure high-quality homes, more social housing, and further tenant rights.

Staff turnover for early years sector concerning

The NDNA has said that more attractive retail jobs are luring qualified nursery practitioners away from working with young children.

£778m Commonwealth Games investment for Birmingham

Birmingham and the West Midlands region will benefit from a £778 million investment to stage the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

MPs warn that new housing target is in jeopardy

The government lacks a clear plan explaining how they will meet their highly ambitious 300,000 new homes a year target.

£1 billion in savings from shared council services

Council leaders have said that more than a billion pounds of taxpayers’ money has been saved by councils sharing services.

Local government more elitist than those they represent

20 per cent of local government leaders and 29 per cent of MPs were privately educated.

Council house-building at highest level since 1990

The Royal Town Planning Institute has estimated that over 13,000 new homes were delivered by English local authorities last year.

New air pollution partnership for Oxford

Oxford City Council has launched a new joint partnership with OxAir to develop greater insights in to residents’ daily exposure to air pollution.

Work begins on Liverpool’s first dedicated bus hub

Contractors have begun work on creating Liverpool city centre’s first dedicated bus hub, to tackle congestion and cut air pollution.

£1.5 million obesity funding for local projects

DHSC has revealed the five local councils, with forward-thinking ideas to address childhood obesity, who will receive funding.


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