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  • Labour housing reviewer dampens spending hopes

    The head of Labour’s housing policy review is set to warn that the party’s policies on housebuilding must not contradict its pledge on fiscal restraint. The Financial Times reports that Sir Michael Lyons will allow only limited “flexibility” for councils to borrow to fund more homes, rather than a complete end on restric...

Communities

Labour: Eric Pickles has wasted a quarter of a billion pounds of taxpayers money already - Hilary Benn

Labour press release Hilary Benn MP, Shadow DCLG secretary, responding to Eric Pickles' pledge to bring back weekly bin collections, said: "Eric Pickles has alr...

Housing

Shelter: Almost 2 million young working adults still living with Mum and Dad - and the high cost of housing means half can't afford to leave

Shelter press release Despite working, 48% of 20-to-34 year olds who live with their parents say this is because they can’t afford to rent or buy their own home, ...

Local Government

Local Government Association: Council tax discounts proposed for 500,000 volunteers

Local Government Association press release Council tax discounts should be given to the thousands of "community heroes" who improve life in their areas by giving u...

London

GLA Lib Dems: Polluting London should not be a privilege for the wealthy – Stephen Knight

GLA Liberal Democrats press release Stephen Knight AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly environment spokesperson, commenting on the Mayor’s proposals to introduce...

Northern Ireland

PSNI accepts 'on-the-runs' review findings

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has accepted the findings of a review into the handling of “on-the-runs”, which criticised the force for the collapse of the t...

Planning

PCS: Land Registry decision a victory for staff, professionals and the public

PCS press release Land Registry decision a victory for staff, professionals and the public Commenting on confirmation that the government has shelved plans to pr...

Scotland

Better Together: Senior Glasgow business figure says no thanks to independence

Better Together press release A leading Glasgow businessman has revealed he is saying No Thanks to independence. Duncan Tannahill, the former Chief Executive of...

Wales

RMT calls for an end to political bickering over essential Welsh rail electrification

RMT press release Rail union RMT today called for an end to the party political bickering and for urgent action right at the top to stop yet another key rail mode...

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