Councils that are efficient and keep costs down should be rewarded, not penalised.
Nottingham City Council paid nine staff over £100,000 a year. What did local taxpayers get for their money? A failed council-owned energy company.
John Bald: How many pupils start secondary school unable to read properly? The truth is we don’t know.
What is clear is that systematic phonics, followed by sustained teaching of reading, can tackle the literacy deficit.
In Epping Forest new developments are ‘community-led’. We are championing a right to shared ownership.
The West of England was a narrow Conservative victory last time. It is likely to be closely fought again.
Voters who felt taken for granted by Labour, have a Conservative Mayor fighting hard on their behalf.
He won narrowly in 2017 in a shock result. Another victory would signify more fundamental political change.
Finding home ownership unaffordable means that many Conservatives have abandoned the capital.
The Conservatives gained a seat from the SNP in Perth and Kinross. Plaid Cymru held a seat in Gwynedd.
The fourth in a series of pieces on ConHome this week, looking forward to the elections this spring.
The third in a series of pieces on ConHome this week, looking forward to the elections this spring.
The second in a series of pieces on ConHome this week’s looking forward to the elections this spring.
Imagine if the Thatcher Government had sought to run the City from Whitehall. The self-defeating militancy seems to have been discarded.
The first in a series of pieces on ConHome this week’s looking forward to the elections this spring.
Re-offending rates are far too high. Electronic monitoring is being expanded – including sobriety tags to check alcohol consumption.