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A Yorkshire-wide devolution deal has been ruled out by Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry.
Former public sector staff have been warned to find new jobs in the private sector quickly to avoid being unemployed for too long, in a briefing paper from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
New measures will force councils to convert schools rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted into academies.
Council chiefs have demanded a lead role in housebuilding and greater powers to help deliver the Government’s Housing Bill commitments outlined today.
Proposals to ensure the devolution of cities and expand Right to Buy to social housing tenants were outlined in the first Conservative Queen’s Speech in nearly two decades today.
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.
The £47bn deficit in the local government pension scheme (LGPS) should be a top priority for new communities minister, Greg Clark, experts area advising.
Greg Clark has replaced Eric Pickles as the new secretary of state for communities and local government, as part of David Cameron's post-election reshuffle of frontbench ministers.
Emma Reynolds has today been appointed shadow communities secretary following a Labour frontbench reshuffule made in the wake of the party’s disastrous general election result.
Local government ministers and their shadows suffered opposed fortunes in last night’s tumultuous general election result.