Queen's Speech: Councils await devolution and housing vows

Queen's Speech: Councils await devolution and housing vows

Plans to give cities greater economic powers and a controversial extension of the Right to Buy scheme to 1.3 million social housing tenants will be among Bills set out today in the first Conservative Queen’s Speech since 1996.

Council told to improve handling of misconduct complaints

Durham County Council has been urged to review its staff misconduct procedure, after a man claimed he was 'gazumped' by a building control officer.

Council told to improve handling of misconduct complaints

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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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