Too much of teachers’ time is still spent away from the classroom on paperwork and invented data.
When people cannot afford to live in the place where they work they spend more and more of their own time and money commuting on congested trains and roads. We need to broaden the Community Land Trust model to include market housing.
Labour councillors are led by a Corbynista who backs a 15 per cent increase in Council Tax. Our challenge is to make residents aware of the danger.
Fast broadband is an absolute essential – enabling homeworking and the conversion of redundant rural buildings into homes and business units
Guy Senior: Labour councillors in Wandsworth vote against new libraries, new houses and a health centre
Over 60 per cent of the homes being built will be “affordable” under Khan’s definition. This is well above the usual target of 35 per cent – yet they still oppose.
The Conservatives gained a seat from Labour in Bolton and held a seat in Milton Keynes. The Lib Dems held a seat in Rochford and an independent won in Bournemouth.
We nicknamed our Community Safety Partnership Hub the Al Capone Group – remembering that notorious gangster was actually sent to prison for tax evasion.
We also back demolishing our 48 high rise towers and replacing them with the houses we need. But we also need the correct infrastructure to support them.
It is not merely money that is wasted. It is spending which diminishes the amount of scrutiny that might otherwise occur.
In Pembrokeshire there may be an increase of 12.5 per cent – breaking the Welsh Government’s “informal” five per cent cap.
We must seize the opportunities to provide services in a more efficient way – cutting the long delays on public procurement is an obvious example.
The Conservatives held county council seats in Kent and Lancashire and district council seats in Thanet and Wyre,
There is enough land for over half a million homes on derelict sites – while the health service regularly complains of a shortage of funds.
Our local Labour councils already charge an arm and a leg, and I will never add to that burden. Sometimes the best powers are the ones you don’t use.
We are fighting against centralising power in Edinburgh. Glaswegians want more jobs and growth – and a cleaner, greener City.