The Woodland Trust's calls for the Government to protect threatened woodlands as part of the Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill.
Age UK comments on the Queen's Speech 2016.
Responding to the Queen’s Speech, Janet Morrison, chief executive of Independent Age, the older people’s charity, said:
Disability charity Scope responds to the Queen’s Speech and how disabled people could benefit from the Digital Economy Bill and Local Jobs and Growth Bill.
Effective cooperation with government is being called for by the chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, Steve White, at our annual conference in Bournemouth today.
A high-quality new apprenticeship standard for plastering has been approved by the Government as part of the trailblazer initiative, with a new bricklaying standard to be agreed in the near future. The new standards, which have been designed as part of an innovative collaboration led by construction SMEs from across England, will be rolled out as soon as autumn 2017.
New research by the national charity Turn2us has revealed that nearly a third (29%) of MPs have previously claimed unemployment benefits.
MDU reminds doctors about Lyme disease diagnosis as new guidelines awaited
Planning Minister rejects right of appeal but confirms intention to empower communities in local decisions
The Appeal Court’s decision to uphold a Government initiative to waive affordable housing requirements for small developments is a boost for SMEs and house building, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has said.
Amanda Clack, Partner at EY and Head of Infrastructure Advisory, comments on the decision to withdraw City Hall’s objection to expand London City Airport:
Over the last two years the English My Way programme from Tinder Foundation has taught more than 9,000 people who don’t speak English as a first language how to interact with the wider community - including talking to doctors, teachers, shopkeepers and bus drivers.
A study conducted by Turn2us has found that half of low income households are not claiming the vital welfare support for which they are eligible to receive.
Liberal Democrat Housing Spokesperson, Baroness Bakewell, warns the proposed Lords' amendments to the Housing Bill are necessary "to soften the bill’s hard edges."
A new animation demonstrates how disclosure of bank lending data should unlock access to finance for businesses and families in the UK - having helped lever over $2 trillion in the USA.
MPA sales of mineral products in the first quarter of the year provide hard evidence that recent construction activity has flattened out.
Lib Dem peer Baroness Thomas of Winchester writes on the topic of her Lords debate: 'Discussions with Disability Rights UK and Disability Benefits Consortium on identifying a mobility criterion in the Personal Independence Payment'.
Speaking with PoliticsHome, Tory MP Maria Caulfield says it is time to stop letting agencies from charging arbitrary and exploitative fees.
House of Lords amendments to the Housing and Planning Bill, which would target small development sites for expensive affordable housing contributions and increase regulations and taxes on small builders, will stifle the supply of new homes at a time when they are needed most, warns Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
The welfare cap is encouraging a greater understanding of spending across government, according to the National Audit Office, but it is important that processes for managing the cap are reliable.
The Campaign to Protect Rural England urges Government to get volume builders to develop their existing brownfield sites, before needlessly ravaging more precious open land.
In a round-up of the housing commitments featuring in the main London mayoral candidates’ manifestos, Dods Monitoring compares their plans to tackle London's housing crisis.
Salaries for small building firms are soaring as a result of the growing skills shortage, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
Unicef responds to MPs decision to reject a call for the UK to take in unaccompanied refugee children from Europe.