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Budget 2010: Securing the recovery
Published: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 16:50:26
The Government’s economic objective is to build a strong economy and fair society, where there is opportunity and security for all. Budget 2010, Securing the recovery, presents updated assessments and forecasts of the economy and public finances.

John Healey: Modern planning system will preserve our heritage for future generations
Published: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 08:35:44
Housing and Planning Minster John Healey today confirmed the new planning policy to make heritage assets the centrepieces of rejuvenated towns and cities, and protect the historic environment for future generations.

3000 new jobs in sports and culture for young people
Published: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 15:56:46
Three thousand new jobs for young unemployed people are to be created in culture and sports taking DCMS beyond its target of 10,000 jobs.

John Denham announces £1million fund to help faith groups have their voices heard
Published: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 15:29:15
Communities Secretary John Denham unveiled a £1 million fund to help faith groups get their voices heard by Government and public bodies and help play their part delivering public services.

John Healey: £83 million backing for first time buyers and housebuilding jobs
Published: Tue, 09 Mar 2010 09:28:57
Housing Minister John Healey has today announced £83 million to get building over 5,700 new and affordable homes stalled by the recession back on track.

Government investment has helped turnaround some of the most deprived neighbourhoods
Published: Fri, 05 Mar 2010 10:16:09
The New Deal for Communities (NDC) programme has helped bring about significant improvements for some of England's most deprived neighbourhoods, according to a new report welcomed today by Local Government Minister Rosie Winterton.

Teenage pregnancies fall to lowest rate for over 20 years
Published: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 07:54:27
Teenage pregnancies have fallen to their lowest rate in over 20 years, annual statistics published on 24 February have shown.

John Healey announces further £500 million boost for affordable homes
Published: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 07:27:42
Housing Minister John Healey announced a boost to housebuilding in England, by confirming nearly £500 million funding to build around 8,000 affordable homes across the country. This takes total Government funding for housebuilding to £3.5 billion since June.

Government boost for more rural homes
Published: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 13:10:10
Housing Minister John Healey and Rural Affairs Minister Lord Davies have today named 36 rural councils that will benefit from expert support to help design and plan up to 10,000 new homes. A large proportion of these homes will be affordable for local people, giving a boost to rural businesses and helping village schools, shops and pubs stay open.

Labour Market statistics released
Published: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 11:01:17
The Office for National Statistics have today released their latest information on the labour market

Latest news week ending 4 December 2009
Published: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 13:57:01

Latest news week ending 20 November 2009
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Latest news week ending 6 November 2009
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Latest news week ending 23 October 2009
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Latest news week ending 9 October 2009
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Latest news week ending 26 September 2009
Published: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 09:49:01

Total Place launches website
Published: Fri, 04 Sep 2009 14:20:33
The Total Place initiative seeks to identify and avoid overlap and duplication between organisations – delivering a step change in both service improvement and efficiency at the local level, as well as across Whitehall.

150 employers pledge 85,000 opportunities for young people
Published: Wed, 02 Sep 2009 15:28:37
The Prime Minister, Work and Pensions Secretary Yvette Cooper and top employers signed up to Backing Young Britain met 250 young people at a Youth Summit at Birmingham City Football Club today [Wednesday, 2 September].

Parliament to hold special regional debates during autumn
Published: Wed, 02 Sep 2009 10:32:15
English MPs will get a chance to debate the big issues affecting their regions during September and October when eight new Regional Grand Committees meet for the first time.

Latest news week ending 11 September 2009
Published: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 13:32:45

£16 million for local community flood protection
Published: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 11:34:21
Environment Secretary Hilary Benn has announced that Local communities across England would benefit from £16 million funding to help them tackle surface water flooding.

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