Queen's Speech 2015: Devolution, Right to Buy and welfare reform

Queen's Speech 2015: Devolution, Right to Buy and welfare reform

Proposals to ensure the devolution of cities and expand Right to Buy to social housing tenants were outlined in the first Conservative Queen’s Speech in nearly two decades today.

Councils spent 42,000 days ‘snooping’ on public

An investigation has revealed councils spent 42,000 days on covert and direct surveillance operations, ‘snooping’ on pigeon feeders and motorists.

Councils spent 42,000 days ‘snooping’ on public


Biomass industry calls for better regulation

Paul Clark explains why an industry code of practice would protect local authorities from unscrupulous suppliers


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