Powerful petitions with real teeth set to bite

Local people can now demand their councils take action on underperforming schools and hospitals, drink disorder, anti-social

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Fuel poverty targets will be missed

The Government is going to miss its target to end fuel poverty amongst vulnerable households in England in 2010, according

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Further boost to councils to tackle the tenancy cheats

Housing Minister John Healey has given councils and housing associations another 27,000 hot leads to potential tenancy cheats

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New Commission to boost council building

Housing Minister John Healey and the Local Government Association (LGA) have announced they are launching joint

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Next steps for Post Office banking announced

 Business Secretary Lord Mandelson has  announced a major expansion of the financial services offered by the Post Office

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Health inequalities still effect mining communities

A major new report into health inequalities in ex-coalfield / industrial communities is published this week at the UKPHA

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Good planning guidelines help investment

Local authorities and the planning system have often attracted criticism for being slow, causing uncertainties

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Cash for companies to start building smart cities

Eight companies and their collaborative partners have been given grants by the Department of Energy and Climate Change 

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New measures to speed up planning decisions

Planning Minister John Healey has announced new measures designed to speed up decision-making, and encourage

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Total Place to radically reform local services

A new report published  sets out a radical transformation to the way public services will be delivered in future.

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Editor's Feature
John Alker
Head of Advocacy,
UK Green Building Council

Time and again studies show that one of the key barriers to the uptake of home energy efficiency and low carb...


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Green by name, green by nature
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CRC10 Programme
Once again, a great conference with some excellent speakers and a very well coreographed event.
The 80/80 challenge
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The 80/80 challenge
Why are we getting so hung up on insulation when we encourage the use of unnecessary items such as t...
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