Proposed new powers will make it easier for hard working families to make home improvements in a way that also protects the amenity of neighbours, Planning Minister Nick Boles said today.
A legal minefield that can pressure councils into handing out bumper pay-offs to chief executives they want to dismiss is to be scrapped, Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles announced today.
Radical Government reforms to transfer of economic power from Whitehall to Town Hall that could potentially grow the country by over £10 billion became law today.
The tough economic climate of recent years has made it difficult to drive local growth. Sadly this predicament has often been amplified in those communities that would benefit the most from local economic expansion.
The Government's revolution to hand power back to local communities moves one step further today under proposals to makes it easier to set up new town and parish councils announced by Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles.
Conservatives held a seat in Fenland.
Labour held seats in Caerphilly and South Oxfordshire.
Liberal Democrats gained a seat from Conservatives in Windsor and Maidenhead.
Putting Hartlepool First gained a seat from Independents in Hartlepool.
Hundreds of towns across the country are being offered support that will help them revitalise their high streets, Local Growth Minister Mark Prisk announced today.
Labour held a seat in Brighton & Hove.
The Liberal Democrats held seats on Kent and Maidstone councils.
Independents held a seat in Boston.
New legislation to support the aspirations of hard working people by reducing the bureaucratic barriers that stop British businesses from creating jobs has been introduced to Parliament today to support local jobs and local growth.
The Government today welcomed a Parliamentary Bill that will seek to offer additional protections for residents of park homes against unscrupulous or dishonest operators.