As part of their devolution deal, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight councils have announced that they reject the government’s proposal to have a directly elected mayor.

According to an evaluation of the Help to Buy equity loan scheme, commissioned by the Department for Communities and Local Government, 43 per cent of newly built homes have been achieved directly as a result of the programme.

Communities Secretary Greg Clark has announced that over 80 spaces of neglected urban area across the UK will be transformed into green ‘pocket parks’.

The cities of Bristol, Cardiff and Newport have launched a report calling for the development of a ‘Great Western Powerhouse’.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to require pub, restaurant and cinema chains to publish the calorie content of their food and drink.

Spend on traffic calming measures has increased by 53 per cent since 2013, according to research from Churchill Car Insurance.

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has cautioned that the changes to council tax charges could create ‘perverse incentives’ which discourage d

Under new plans announced by Nicky Morgan, minister for Women and Equalities, companies will be forced to reveal the number of men and women in each pay grade, revealing potential gender pay gaps.

A new Rural Planning Review has been commissioned to explore measures to reduce regulatory burdens to support productivity in rural areas, including the support of new homes, jobs and innovation.

A report led by LowCVP for Greener Journeys has claimed the bus sector has transformed over the last decade with the introduction of greener buses helping to cut carbon emissions and reduce pollution.

A report conducted by the National Audit Office (NAO) has found that many civil servants experience ‘hardship and distress’ when trying to access their pensions, after the MyCSP brought in changes.

Almost 30,000 tonnes of water-damaged household goods have been dumped in landfill sites due to flooding, says the Local Government Association (LGA).

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