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Labour promises to scrap business rates

27/09/2021

Labour has announced that it plans to scrap business rates to make the taxation system fairer and to help revive the high street after the pandemic.

Labour under pressure to commit to voting reform

14/09/2021

The party is set to debate adopting Proportional Representation (PR) for General Elections at its annual conference.

Labour calls for free school meals over holidays

26/05/2021

Over half a million children became eligible for free school meals during the first year of the pandemic, analysis by Labour has estimated.

Labour outlines plans for 'catch-up' breakfast clubs

28/04/2021

Labour has urged the Government to launch universal catch-up breakfast clubs to help children bounce back from the pandemic.

Labour council pressed to insource service

12/04/2021

Neath Port Talbot CBC has been urged to bring its leisure services under direct control as it searches for a new operator.

Pupils returning to ‘overcrowded’ classrooms, Labour warn

10/03/2021

The number of pupils in class sizes over 31 has increased substantially over the last five years, new research has revealed.

Government urged to fund free school meals during holidays

15/02/2021

Labour has warned 1.4 million children face a postcode lottery in food support this half-term.

Labour to force vote over council tax rise

22/01/2021

Labour will force a vote in the House of Commons to stop government plans to force councils to raise council tax by 5%.

Starmer demands halt to ‘absurd’ council tax rises

11/01/2021

Labour leader Keir Starmer has called for central government to increase funding for local authorities to prevent council tax hikes.

Tier 3 communities in North and Midlands ‘stretched to breaking point’

30/11/2020

Tier 3 communities in the North and Midlands will be ‘stretched to breaking point’ once the grant aimed at supporting local business is cut at the end of the national lockdown, according to Labour.

Labour calls for creation of 400,000 green jobs

10/11/2020

Labour has called on the Government to ‘build it in Britain’ and to support the creation of 400,000 new jobs with a green economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

Nearly one million children set to lose free school meals over holidays

21/10/2020

Nearly one million children living in areas that are subject to Tier 2 and 3 coronavirus restrictions are set to lose access to free school meals over the holidays, a new analysis has revealed.

Labour calls for free school meals to be provided during holidays

19/10/2020

Labour has thrown its weight behind a petition urging the Government to extend the provision of free school meals during holidays by threatening to force a vote in the Commons.

Starmer calls for ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown

14/10/2020

Labour leader Keir Starmer has urged the Government to follow the advice of their scientific advisers and bring in a short lockdown of two or three weeks to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Starmer vows to tackle the 'decade of drift' on sorting social care

22/09/2020

Government failure to protect care homes during the pandemic is a ‘national scandal’, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer told his party’s virtual conference today.

Starmer warns coronavirus has created a 'perfect storm' for councils

01/07/2020

The coronavirus crisis and government’s inaction has caused a 'perfect storm' for councils, Keir Starmer will warn later today.

Councils face £10bn funding 'black hole'

14/05/2020

Councils could be forced to cut billions from social care services due to £10bn 'coronavirus black hole', Labour has warned today.

Labour's five-point plan to protect renters from eviction

11/05/2020

Labour has published a five-point plan to prevent renters from being evicted during the coronavirus crisis.

Labour pledges to restore council spending to 2010 levels

21/11/2019

Council spending powers will be restored to 2010 levels over the next five years, if Labour wins the General Election.

Labour promises biggest council house building programme for decades

21/11/2019

Labour has pledged to create a 'housing revolution' with the biggest council house building programme since the Second World War.

Spending on youth services cut 73% in decade

08/10/2019

A new analysis from the Labour Party has revealed that public spending on youth services in England has been reduced by £1bn – or 73% – since 2010.

Labour pledges to scrap Universal Credit

30/09/2019

Labour has promised to replace ‘inhumane’ Universal Credit with a new social security system.

Labour commit to providing elderly with free personal care

23/09/2019

The Labour Party has committed to the introduction of free personal care for all older people at an estimated cost of £6bn.

Labour pledges to scrap ‘unfit for purpose’ Ofsted

23/09/2019

Labour has vowed to scrap Ofsted and replace it with regular ‘health checks’ led by local government.

Labour to vote against ‘unfair’ local government funding

05/02/2019

Labour have pledged to vote against the Local Government Funding Settlement, arguing it fails to recognise the ‘dire situation’ facing councils.

Local government cuts ‘callous and calculated’, say Labour

29/01/2019

The Labour Party have accused the Government of being ‘callous’ as an analysis reveals that local government funding benefits affluent Tory areas the most.

‘No deal’ Brexit will lead to labour shortages, study reveals

22/08/2018

A 'no deal' Brexit will lead to labour shortages in the South East of England unless the Government extends freedom of movement, leading think tank warns.

Labour warn of ‘shameful’ inequality in education system

21/08/2018

Students in the poorest areas in England are nine times more likely than those in the wealthiest areas to be in a school rated as inadequate, according to an analysis of Ofsted data.

Labour council chiefs promise councils ‘ten new freedoms’

20/03/2018

Labour’s council leaders promise to give councils ten new freedoms to build homes, schools and children’s centres on their party’s first day in power.

Labour calls for VAT and income tax devolution

08/01/2016

Labour have revealed their policy for radical fiscal devolution, including some powers over VAT and income tax.

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The Brownfield Land Release Fund

To what extent does this early initiative of the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities deliver on the ‘levelling up’ agenda? Lawrence Turner reports.
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