There is a strong case for making greater use of these tools: to allow wider participation and more transparent decision-making.
A new collection of essays from Policy Exchange shows up some of the glaring defects of the planning system.
Plus: Ferguson’s evidence, two metres distance, Desmond’s donation, Jenrick’s response.
Rules should be changed to help the hard-pressed, facing a visit from the bailiffs – and caught in a spiral of worsening debt.
As county areas are so diverse, with differing areas having particular needs, strengths, and weaknesses, a one-size-fits-all approach will not work
When there are no private rentals to go to the flow from abusive home to refuge in privately rented accommodation will come to an abrupt halt.
Over 90,000 of those been shielded are children, he tells today’s press conference, and hundreds of thousands were at work before the pandemic.
The focus has been on the vulnerable – the elderly, the lonely, and getting homeless people off the streets and into secure accommodation.
He said that an additional £600 million allocated to local councils for infection control will reach the frontline “as soon as possible.”
Scotland and Wales have both declined to adopt the Government’s new ‘Stay Alert’ formulation, raising the prospect of a rift in approach.
He’s challenged over whether they have been “sacrificed in order to protect the NHS”.
On death rate comparisons with countries abroad, he says that “the time of accurate international comparisons will come in the future”.
The greatest difficulty may prove persuading those who need help, to accept it. Plus – councils given discretion over small business funding.
That’s presumably to make the point that the number of actual tests has now passed six figures on any calculation.
I am grateful to the Government for responding to our financial concerns. It’s meant that help has reached those who need it most.