Sajid Javid

LEPs need capacity boost to improve delivery, research finds

07/09/2020

Local enterprise partnerships (LEP) would be better at delivering large-scale capital projects if they had more capacity, independent research for the Government has found.

Javid urges reorganisation and devolution post-COVID

23/06/2020

Council tax reform and local government reorganisation should both play a part in the post COVID economic recovery, former communities secretary Sajid Javid has said.

Javid pledges ‘decade of renewal’ in next Budget

07/01/2020

The chancellor has pledged to use his first Budget to ‘unleash’ Britain’s potential and usher in a ‘decade of renewal’.

Javid promises devolution White Paper

30/09/2019

A new White Paper to more powers to local areas was announced in the Chancellor’s speech to the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester today.

Whitehall to tackle illegal traveller sites

07/02/2019

The home secretary has announced that he is considering making it a criminal offence for travellers to set up camps on land they should not be on - despite a shortage of legal sites.

Brokenshire announces Northamptonshire commissioners

09/05/2018

New local government secretary James Brokenshire has today announced the two commissioners appointed to help rescue troubled Northamptonshire CC.

James Brokenshire replaces Javid as local government secretary

30/04/2018

James Brokenshire has been appointed new secretary of state for housing, communities and local government after Sajid Javid was named as the new home secretary.

Bucks residents back two unitaries

19/04/2018

Two out of three Buckinghamshire residents support a two-unitary option for the county, according to a newly-published telephone survey.

Javid announces £30m to tackle homelessness

03/04/2018

The communities secretary Sajid Javid announced last Friday a new £30m fund to support local authorities with high numbers of people sleeping rough.

Javid calls for unitary proposals from Northamptonshire councils

27/03/2018

Councils in Northamptonshire have been invited to submit proposals for unitary structures to replace the existing 2-tier system across the county.

Javid plans intervention into crisis-hit Northants

27/03/2018

Local government secretary Sajid Javid has bowed to the inevitable and outlined plans for commissioners to run Northamptonshire CC amid concerns over the county’s sustainability.

Three councils face intervention over local plans

26/03/2018

Three councils are facing government intervention over their failure to produce a local plan.

Javid approves creation of new district council

23/03/2018

Two Somerset councils have been given ministerial approval to merge together to form one new single council.

Javid orders review after second council payment error

20/03/2018

The Government has ordered a review after being forced to admit a second mistake in as many months in the way it calculates council payments.

Javid latest MP to receive 'punish a Muslim' letter

16/03/2018

Local government secretary Sajid Javid has become the fifth politician to receive a hate-filled anti-Muslim letter.

Five councils to help with Government integration plan

14/03/2018

The Government will work with five local authorities to develop integration plans as it develops a national strategy for England, it has announced today.

Call for Javid to resign after 'misleading' House of Commons

06/02/2018

Shadow local government secretary Andrew Gwynne has demanded the resignation of his counterpart Sajid Javid after the minister admitted he knew the data behind the provisional finance settlement was wrong.

Javid finds extra £166m in final settlement

06/02/2018

Local government secretary Sajid Javid has found an additional £166m to ease spending pressures in social care and rural areas in the final 2018/19 settlement.

Inspectors sent in to probe Northamptonshire Council's finances

09/01/2018

Local government secretary Sajid Javid has ordered a best value inspection of Conservative-led Northamptonshire CC amid continuing concerns over its financial management and corporate governance.

Councils win high-value home reprieve

20/12/2017

Local authorities will not be forced to sell high-value council homes until at least April 2019 after lobbying from the sector.

Review highlights fire safety failings

18/12/2017

Scores of buildings do not have up-to-date arrangements for fire safety, an independent review has found.

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