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Housing Minister John Healey today announced extra support for councils to step up efforts to get empty homes back in use and reduce anti-social behaviour, including cash for an intensive crackdown in 17 local authority areas with known problems.
Radical measures taken by the Government over the last six months will enable councils to continue to improve public services despite the tighter public spending constraints, Communities Secretary John Denham said today.
Local Government Minister Rosie Winterton today announced further support for councils to tackle worklessness, create jobs and apprenticeships.
Housing Minister John Healey confirmed a good deal for tenants in council houses today after he announced guideline rent increases will be halved for 2010-11.
Housing Minister John Healey today announced new practical help and protection for tenants in privately rented homes.
Three thousand more apprenticeships could be created if all local councils simply performed at the average level according to new snapshot findings Communities Secretary John Denham said today.
Shahid Malik is visiting Harrow on Monday 1st February to see first hand how an Internet safety training course is empowering Muslim mothers to tackle extremism in their communities.
Communities are being given a powerful new way to fix local problems under new proposals to strengthen the ability of councils to scrutinise all local public services, announced Communities Secretary John Denham today.
The Government has today given its formal backing to a backbench bill aimed at giving tenants greater protection when their landlords face repossession action.
Markets Minister Rosie Winterton congratulated the nation's favourite markets who were recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony today.
Radical action by councils on driving down carbon emissions will help cut fuel bills and reduce global warming Communities Secretary John Denham said today.
Housing and Planning Minister John Healey today announced new local powers to control the spread of high concentrations of shared rented homes and to tackle pockets of unsafe and substandard accommodation run by bad landlords.
Councils should consider the unique skills and benefits the third sector has to offer when improving local public services, Communities Secretary John Denham said today (27 January 2010).
Council taxpayers will be intolerant if told front lines services are being cut back when their local authority hasn't made every effort to be as efficient as possible, Communities Secretary John Denham warned today (27 January 2010).
Communities Secretary John Denham welcomed today's decision by the Audit Commission to carry out a corporate governance inspection of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council.
Housing Minister John Healey has today extended the Government's campaign to help struggling homeowners get a grip on their finances and avoid repossession.
Young people from fifteen deprived neighbourhoods have started working on local community projects designed to help them raise their ambitions, broaden their horizons, and unlock their talents, Local Government Minister Rosie Winterton announced today.
Communities Secretary John Denham has today extended a major drive to address the concerns of traditional working class communities - naming a further 49 neighbourhoods to be involved in the programme and announcing £20m extra funding for next year.
Planning Minister John Healey today pledged to freeze planning fees on applications to help developers through the economic recovery and keep builders on construction sites by saving them up to £23m a year.
More tenants across the country will have a greater say over where they want to live and what housing options are available to them after Housing Minister John Healey today announced extra funding to create more choice based lettings schemes.