Heather Jameson

Welsh councils to get new powers over second homes

05/07/2022

Welsh councils will be given new powers to limit the number of second homes in their community under plans revealed by the First Minister.

Welsh auditors: NHS waiting lists could take seven years to clear

31/05/2022

It could be seven years before Wales sees its NHS waiting lists come back down to pre-pandemic levels, Welsh Auditors have claimed.

Northumberland issues s114 over unlawful finances

23/05/2022

Northumberland CC has issued a section 114 notice for unlawful expenditure – including allowances paid to its chief executive Daljit Lally.  

New Bill to put beauty at the heart of planning, says Gove

08/05/2022

The Queen’s Speech is set to include a new bill to revamp planning and kick start housebuilding, levelling up secretary Michael Gove has revealed.

Conservatives hit hard in London as poll results roll in

06/05/2022

Labour has taken control of Westminster, Wandsworth and Barnet LBCs, in an election night that has hit the Conservatives hard.

There is no more cash for COVID, Government confirms

31/03/2022

There will be no more funding to help councils deal with outbreaks of COVID, the Government has confirmed.

Levelling up plans will fail, IfG report claims

31/03/2022

The Government’s plans for levelling up will not cut regional inequality, a report from the influential Institute for Government (IfG) has claimed.

Government needs to 'get a grip' on council tax rebate, says Betts

29/03/2022

The Government needs to ‘get a grip’ on the council tax rebate scheme, the chair of the levelling up select committee has said.

Spring statement: Sunak to tackle cost of living pressures

23/03/2022

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to tackle increasing pressure on household budgets when he makes his Spring Statement today.

Ministers fail to act on calls to beef up standards

18/03/2022

The Government has been accused of ‘willfully looking the other way’ on standards after failing to act on recommendations to beef up sanctions.

Council finances fared better than expected in COVID crisis, says IFS

11/01/2022

The cost of COVID for councils has been far less than expected, research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found.

Nottingham issues Section 114 over 'unlawful' finances

16/12/2021

Nottingham CC has issued a Section 114 notice following the discovery that it unlawfully diverted cash from its housing revenue account to general funds.

Government urged to allow remote council meetings

10/12/2021

Council leaders have urged the government to rethink the rules to allow remote council meetings.

Bonanza Budget claims councils have the largest rise in a decade

27/10/2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a Budget and spending review he claimed will deliver the high skill, high wage economy promised at the Conservative Party Conference.

Johnson vows to ‘get care done’

06/10/2021

The Prime Minister delivered a speech peppered with quips but short on announcements at the Conservative Party Conference.

Government set to hike NI to pay for care and health

03/09/2021

Government is set to plough ahead with plans to raise national insurance to fund health and social, with an announcement expected next week.

County areas chase devo dream

17/08/2021

County areas are lining up to strike one of the first tranche of devolution deals.

Jenrick primes inspectors for planning changes despite growing revolt

06/08/2021

Communities secretary Robert Jenrick has written to the chief of the Planning Inspectorate amid growing fears over a revolt over planning proposals.

Keep up COVID funding to end homelessness, says Kerslake

27/07/2021

Ending homelessness is possible, but the Government needs to keep up funding or face a post-pandemic surge, an independent commission concluded.

Jenrick announces unitary deals

22/07/2021

North Yorkshire and Somerset County Councils have been given the go ahead to become single unitary councils, while Cumbria will be carved in two.

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