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Why the UK and EU work better together

AG's Sean Heath outlines why community is more important than sovereignty and why the UK should remain in the European Union...  Being in my late...

New Homes Bonus could cost local councils £1m

New research has revealed the New Homes Bonus could cost local authorities struggling with local plans a significant amount… Research carried out by Planning Magazine...

Herts County Council to increase council tax

Hertfordshire County Council has delivered services despite major cuts, but will now need to increase council tax to meet budget shortfalls… Despite its revenue budget falling...

One third of homes bought by London council tenants owned by private landlords

A new study has revealed a significant proportion of council homes bought under Right to Buy in London are now let out privately… Right to...
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Access control and what the future looks like

James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA discusses access control and what the future looks like…

Tusk and Cameron enter crucial EU talks

Reform of the UK’s relationship with the EU is set to enter a crucial phase as the Prime Minister begins discussions with European Council...

Devolution plans in jeopardy due to austerity

A new report has warned austerity measures are having a serious impact on northern devolution plans… Austerity measures are preventing economic growth outside the capital,...

Migrant crisis: inside Dunkirk’s refugee camp

Two friends tell Editor Amy Caddick about their journey to a migrant camp near Dunkirk, France, and explain the terrible conditions facing refugees bedding down there...

Wates cooks up 1,000th Wrexham kitchen revamp

Affordable housing provider, Wates Living Space, is celebrating the completion of its 1,000th kitchen refurbishment for Wrexham County Borough Council’s Housing Service, marking a...

Local homes to receive energy funding help

Private properties in Wrexham County Borough, North Wales are to receive support to help tackle fuel poverty in low income households... Wrexham County Borough Council’s...

Council to charge elderly residents for help if fall in home

Tendring District Council (TDC) in Essex are considering a new scheme which would charge vulnerable people for help if they have a fall in...

New measures to tackle homelessness announced

Radical new measures have been announced by the government to help tackle homelessness and protect the most vulnerable people in society… The package of measures...
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Tax-raising powers for local authorities should increase

A think tank has called for the government to give local authorities more power to amend taxes and raise revenue… A report from think tank...
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Birmingham council boss criticises austerity

The newly-elected leader of Birmingham City Council has lambasted government austerity measures as he faces making £250m in cuts… The new head of Birmingham City...
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Councils gain £700m parking charges profit

New research has revealed English councils saw an increase in profit from parking charges and penalty notices this year… Motoring research charity the RAC Foundation...
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Licensing scheme for landlords launched in Wales

In a bid to improve the image of the private rental sector a new licensing scheme has been launched for landlords in Wales… A new...
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Local authorities hold £22.5bn in non-ringfenced reserves

Information from the government has revealed a significant increase in the amount of non-ringfenced reserves held by local authorities… Councils are under significant pressure to...
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Scottish affordable homes target exceeded

The five-year target set by the Scottish government to deliver 30,000 affordable homes has reportedly been surpassed… Affordable housing remains a hot topic across the...
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Cameron criticised for complaining about local cuts

David Cameron has raised concerns about cuts being made by his local council, despite the fact his government is responsible for budget slashes... In what...
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Reducing the CBRN risk

Mr Adriaan van der Meer and Tristan Simonart from the Centres of Excellence (COE) at the European Commission outline the importance of lessening CBRN...

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