Local authorities in England have maintained their overall capital spending levels, according to the National Audit Office, but face pressure to meet debt servicing costs and to maintain investment levels in their existing asset bases.
New research by the national charity Turn2us has found that almost three-quarters (73%) of low income households claiming means-tested benefits are worried about future changes to the welfare system.
The latest Scottish housing stats underline the severity of the challenge that the new Government faces if it is to tackle the country’s housing crisis, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) Scotland has warned.
The HVM Catapult explains the work it is doing in adapting and integrating technology into the medical industry, which could lead to countless lives being saved.
Labour MP Ruth Cadbury tells PoliticsHome that Government ministers are too focussed on their “Middle England” constituencies continue to subsidise the wealthy while making London unliveable for ordinary people.
The House Builders Association says although immigration exacerbates the housing crisis, it is only through ambitious housing and planning policies that it will be resolved.
A survey by the National Federation of Builders (NFB) reveals more of its members want to leave the EU than remain.
Responding to the Government’s call for ideas, Rory Moss, MD at insulation manufacturer ROCKWOOL UK, shares his thoughts on upgrading buildings to improve health and well-being.
Ahead of UN’s Menstrual Hygiene Day, Pauline Latham MP calls on governments to enable women “to deal with periods in a hygienic and dignified way.”
As the Government invites local ideas for housing estate regeneration, former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine argues that improving these structures of ‘hopelessness and neglect’ is a must.
The investment industry is set to issue a call for input on a project aimed at significantly changing the way in which £874bn of UK-administered mutual funds are traded and settled.
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) is planning to publish a new school building framework, which will be worth around £6 billion and include approximately 30 places.
The House Builders Association responds to the Queen's Speech.
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: