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Rogue bosses who gamble with staff pensions to be handed prison sentences under Government plans
Bosses who gamble with their staff’s pension schemes will face prison sentences of up to two years under plans to criminalise their unscrupulous business practices.
The Telegraph (register) - Posted 18/03/2018

Theresa May admits voters have 'doubts' over Tories' record on public services
Prime Minister to tell party members to 'face up' to public concerns being 'a political fact'.
The Independent - Posted 18/03/2018

Russian elite must reveal how they paid for UK property, say MPs
Labour and Lib Dems press for powers to ban potentially corrupt Russian buyers.
The Guardian - Posted 18/03/2018

Call for delayed Brexit day and longer transition splits MPs
Tories on select committee examining departure from EU issue ‘minority report’ saying putting day of exit back would be a ‘betrayal’.
The Guardian - Posted 18/03/2018

Brexit: Peers asked by first ministers to block 'power grab'
The Welsh and Scottish First Ministers have urged peers to block what they have called a Brexit "power grab" by the UK government.
BBC - Posted 18/03/2018

'Sunset clause' offer in Brexit powers row
The Scottish and Welsh first minister have proposed putting a limit on the length of time Westminster can "freeze" any devolved powers after Brexit.
BBC - Posted 18/03/2018

Sixty Icon Homelessness minister: I don’t know why rough sleeper numbers are up
Heather Wheeler says she does not believe welfare reform and council cuts are factors.
The Guardian - Posted 18/03/2018

Sixty Icon Lewisham Council loses housing zone funding for Catford and New Bermondsey
A combined £42.4 million of housing zone funding has been revoked from Lewisham Council.
News Shopper - Posted 18/03/2018

Sixty Icon Leeds City Council expects £1.6m rise in costs but government homelessness funding will cover less than half
Government funding awarded to Leeds City Council will meet less than half of the anticipated £1.6m rise in costs when new homelessness legislation comes into force.
Yorkshire Evening Post - Posted 17/03/2018

Sixty Icon Court of Appeal backs ‘cruel, unnecessary, and ineffective’ benefit cap
Government goes on the attack to defeat High Court ruling against a benefit cap for single parents branded as bringing “real misery to no good purpose”.
24 Housing - Posted 16/03/2018

Sixty Icon Government still ‘holding on’ to £2bn housing fund
Five months after announcing a £2bn fund to build a new generation of council homes, the government has yet to release the money.
24 Housing - Posted 16/03/2018

Sixty Icon Manchester Council are taking advantage of affordable housing requirements in a way that is damaging says Vince Cable
Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable was in Manchester earlier today and About Manchester took the opportunity to talk with him.
About Manchester - Posted 16/03/2018

UK MPs Recommend Removal of Borrowing Limits to Boost Council Housebuilding
UK MPs have been calling for restrictions to be lifted on the ability of local councils to borrow, saying that public sector-backed housebuilding is essential if Britain is to reach its target of 300,000 new homes a year.
CRL - Posted 16/03/2018

Sixty Icon England and Wales Court of Appeal (Civil Division) Decisions
By the Welfare Reform Act 2012, the Government introduced a cap on the amount of benefits which, inter alia, all non-working households could receive.
British and Irish Legal Information Institute - Posted 16/03/2018

Sixty Icon MPs raise concerns over £9.1 billion local enterprise partnerships
A Whitehall department has been told it needs to “get its act together” to ensure public money is not being wasted in a critical report from the Commons spending watchdog.
Mail Online - Posted 16/03/2018

Government 'blunder' denies 50,000 stay at home mothers right to full state pension, MPs warn
A Government blunder may have resulted in 50,000 stay at home mothers missing out on a full state pension due to changes to the child benefit system, MPs have warned.
The Telegraph (register) - Posted 16/03/2018

Sixty Icon Northamptonshire County Council 'should be scrapped'
Cash-strapped Northamptonshire County Council should be scrapped, according to a government report.
BBC - Posted 16/03/2018

Scrap Northamptonshire county council, inspectors say
Report into widespread financial and management failures says bailing out council would be ‘reward for failure’.
The Guardian - Posted 16/03/2018

Sixty Icon Government ‘should drop last year of rent cut’ to fund fire safety work
Housing leaders have told government it could help fund essential fire safety work in tower blocks by dropping the 1% rent cut or choosing not to charge VAT.
Inside Housing - Posted 15/03/2018

Power in the country lanes
It may not be obvious what relevance a ditch by the roadside in the southern English countryside has to big policy issues about the structures of local government.
LocalGov - Posted 15/03/2018

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