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Get organised if you want powers, districts told

Sep 23, 2014 by: David Paine, LGC

Local authorities will have to “come together” in order to get more control over the way money is spent in their areas, shadow communities secretary Hilary Benn has said....

Labour announces New Homes Corporations to boost development

Sep 22, 2014 by: Carl Brown, Inside Housing

Ed Miliband has announced plans for new council-led corporations to boost housebuilding. The Labour leader, speaking at the beginning of the party’s annual conference in Manch...

Choose devolution if Scots opt for 'no'

Sep 18, 2014 by: Jonathan Werran, The MJ

English council chiefs have called for greater devolution to city and county areas in the event of a ‘no’ vote in the Scottish independence referendum....

Housing minister urges sector to consider off-site construction

Sep 18, 2014 by: Carl Brown, Inside Housing

The whole housing sector should consider using off-site construction to increase the pace of house building, Brandon Lewis has said....

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