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Sixty Icon Westminster deputy leader refers himself to monitoring officer
Robert Davis’s decision comes after Guardian reveals he was entertained more than 500 times in three years.
The Guardian - Posted 21/02/2018

Kent County Council approves tax rise of just under 5%
Kent County Council (KCC) has approved a tax rise of just under 5% for the coming year.
BBC - Posted 21/02/2018

Sixty Icon KPMG issue Northamptonshire County Council with law breach warning
A financially troubled local authority has been warned by its auditors that it should not sign off its budget as it may be breaking the law.
BBC - Posted 21/02/2018

Sixty Icon Government has hobbled councils’ efforts to tackle criminal landlords
Mayors and leaders of five east London boroughs say the government is hindering the introduction of licensing schemes that can stop exploitation of tenants.
The Guardian - Posted 21/02/2018

Metro mayors call for government housing investment
Four combined authority metro mayors have called on the government to review how it allocates funding for new housing in their regions.
Inside Housing - Posted 20/02/2018

Tory chairman makes South West housing promise
Improving transport links and building more houses are key priorities for the government in the South West, says new Conservative Party chairman Brandon Lewis.
Swindon Advertiser - Posted 20/02/2018

Sixty Icon Council executive's firm won contract after her £50k pay-off
A council has been criticised for giving an executive a £50,000 pay-off only to hire a firm she owns days later to oversee an IT project.
BBC - Posted 20/02/2018

Jeremy Corbyn vows to curb City of London's power
Jeremy Corbyn is vowing to take on the City of London if he becomes prime minister, saying finance should be "the servant of industry, not the masters of us all".
BBC - Posted 20/02/2018

Sixty Icon MP’s Airbnb Bill ‘creates red tape for homeowners’
Moves to clamp down on Airbnb-style rentals will unfairly hit homeowners with red tape, campaigners claimed today.
London Evening Standard - Posted 20/02/2018

Sixty Icon Westminster councillor received gifts and hospitality 514 times in three years
Number of freebies enjoyed by Robert Davis is evidence of ‘broken culture’ at council, says Labour.
The Guardian - Posted 20/02/2018

We will prevent hostile takeover bids for UK firms – Jeremy Corbyn
A Labour government would seek to stop deals that threaten to ‘destroy our industrial base’.
The Guardian - Posted 20/02/2018

What not to expect from Philip Hammond Spring statement
The Treasury has moved to play down expectations of Chancellor Philip Hammond's Spring statement next month.
BBC - Posted 20/02/2018

Sixty Icon Why mayors are demanding a better housing deal from Prime Minister
Housing development subsidies pouring into South-East England while cities like Birmingham are missing out.
Birmingham Mail - Posted 20/02/2018

Sixty Icon Jayne Dowle: The scandal of sub-standard rental property
I know a week is a long time in politics, but it seems aeons since the Prime Minster announced that she was on a “personal mission” to solve Britain’s housing crisis. In fact, it was back in November at the time of the Budget.
Yorkshire Post - Posted 19/02/2018

Northampton protest over possible council cuts
A protest against plans to cut bus subsidies, gritting and trading standards budgets has taken place in Northampton.
BBC - Posted 19/02/2018

Sixty Icon Half a BILLION pounds - the cost of austerity cuts to North East councils revealed
We compared the spending power the seven local authorities had in 2010/11 to today and the difference is huge.
Chronicle Live - Posted 19/02/2018

Sixty Icon London’s Labour leaders in new row over Walthamstow regeneration plans
Council leader and local MP Stella Creasy under fire over housing proposals where just 20% of homes will be ‘affordable’.
The Guardian - Posted 18/02/2018

Javid consults on single Housing Ombudsman to replace ‘broken’ system
A new Housing Ombudsman for private and social sector housing could be launched under government proposals out for consultation.
Inside Housing - Posted 18/02/2018

Sixty Icon Government moves towards a shake-up of broken housing complaints system
Government considers options to ensure that no-one is left battling with their landlord or builder to resolve issues with their home.
GOV.UK - Posted 18/02/2018

Council gains £193K in extra funding to support benefits and homelessness services
In a last minute addition to its draft budget for 2018/19, Oxford City Council has gained an extra £193,000 in funding from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
Oxford City Council - Posted 16/02/2018

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