Business Rates and the planning system contribute to the problem of boarded-up shops in so many of our towns.
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Listen to Johnson for any length of time and it becomes clear that his time as Mayor of London has had a profound impact on his politics.
Fewer children are going into care. Crime is reduced. The taxpayer is saving money. The Government was right to defy the critics of this initiative.
Embracing technology can include smart bins to improve waste collection and electric vehicles to reduce running costs and improve air quality.
It contained a number of positive announcements. The New Homes Bonus is particularly significant for shire districts.
Local authorities are still waiting until people are actually homeless before offering assistance. This is expensive and has an unnecessary impact on vulnerable people.
Roger Scruton is advising the Government on ensuring new buildings are beautiful. But defeating the architectural establishment will not be easy.
His recommendations look likely to be accepted. Greater diversity of type and design is to be encouraged – rather than the imposition of uniformity.
More than one in four councils was subject to a serious security breach in the last five years. Given the sensitive nature of the information held, security needs to be improved.
Sleeping rough is more than the lack of a bed; it’s a personal and social tragedy. How we respond to it is a litmus test for our society.
Given the long lead times involved in constructing new homes, we can’t afford to let the Government’s weakness or distracted state delay us.
Since 2010 there have been 90,730 sales through Right to Buy and councils have delivered 94 per cent of the replacements required to meet the one-for-one target.
“I very much look forward to working alongside you again when you are back to full health,” the Prime Minister wrote when he stood down in January. And here he is.