New guidance published requiring councillors to register trade union membership.
The government is helping local councils and developers work with local communities to plan and build better places to live for everyone. This includes building affordable housing, improving the quality of rented housing, helping more people to buy a home, and providing housing support for vulnerable people. Read more
The government has 4 aims to help the economy to grow: to create the most competitive tax system in the G20; to make the UK the best place in Europe to start, finance and grow a business; to encourage investment and exports as a route to a more balanced economy; and to create a more educated workforce that is the most flexible in Europe. Read more
The government is giving local councils more power to decide how to spend public money in their areas so they can meet local people's needs. At the same time, the government is helping to make sure Council Tax payers get value for money by making councils more transparent and accountable. Read more
The government has simplified the planning system so councils have the freedom to make decisions in the best interests of their area. Councils and communities should be central to a system that achieves socially, environmentally and economically sustainable development. Read more
The government is supporting people who care about their communities and want to get involved in improving them. It believes that people understand the needs of their area best, which is why it is transferring power so people can make more decisions locally and solve their own problems to create strong, attractive and thriving neighbourhoods. Read more
We need to reduce carbon emissions from buildings and make sure that planning policies help to protect and improve the environment.
Giving local people and councils more say about development through neighbourhood planning, Local Plans and the community infrastructure levy.
We're investing in coastal and seaside areas to help reverse their economic decline and to create opportunities for jobs and businesses.
Permanent Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government)
Director General, Localism
Director General, Neighbourhoods
Director General, Finance and Corporate Services
Director General, Troubled Families
Director, Strategy and Performance
Lead Non-Executive Director
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