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Communities secretary James Brokenshire has told regional leaders that their plans for a One Yorkshire metro mayor fails to meet the Government’s devolution criteria.
The secretary state for communities has written to Wirral and Thanet councils warning them that Whitehall intended to intervene over their failure to put local plans in place.
Chief executives have told communities secretary James Brokenshire Whitehall needs to be more joined up between departments and in its communications with councils over Brexit.
Communities secretary James Brokenshire today announced an overhaul of what he describes as a ‘broken’ housing complaints system.
Two Buckinghamshire districts have written to the Government warning they could launch legal proceedings over plans to create a single county unitary.
The Government has announced it is consulting on proposals that would mean members of the Armed Forces and veterans suffering from mental health issues will be prioritised for social housing.
A not-for-profit company will be created to provide housing for homeless families in 11 London boroughs.
Whitehall is considering a crackdown on councils that excessively borrow for commercial reasons as it continues to restrict council tax rises.
Today's provisional local government finance settlement has been delayed – just weeks after Whitehall agreed to bring it forward and fix a date.
Local authorities have been given the power to strip unsafe cladding from private residential buildings over 18 metres tall.