The Network was set up in 1994 to bring together the offices of individual central government departments in each region and so provide a more efficient and integrated service. The Network now works for thirteen central government departments, implementing policies and programmes on the ground, monitoring and reporting on local priorities and responding to civil emergencies.
Go to www.gos.gov.uk for more detailed information on how we have been involved with regenerating communities, fighting crime, tackling housing needs, improving public health, raising standards in education and skills, tackling climate change and community engagement, and reducing unemployment. In relation to our current planning function, please go to www.gos.gov.uk/planning.
The Queen today outlined the Government’s priorities for the coming Parliamentary year in the Queen’s Speech, following the official state opening of Parliament. A transcript of the Speech and quotes can be found on the No 10 website.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne, and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Rt Hon David Laws, announced details of £6.2 billion of savings from Government spending in 2010-11 to tackle the unprecedented £156 billion deficit, while protecting the quality of key frontline services. You can view drafts of their speeches on the HM Treasury website.
In an important step at a point of fragile recovery in the housing market, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles and Housing Minister Grant Shapps today announced that with immediate effect, they are suspending the requirement for homeowners to provide a Home Information Pack (HIP) when selling their homes. View the Communities and Local Government website for further information.
The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister today published the Coalition’s programme for government. This expands on the Coalition agreement produced by the parties and include issues not covered in that original agreement. You can read the Coalition agreement here.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has made a speech on the revolutionary programme of political reforms he will be leading for the Government. Click here to read the draft of the speech