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Cities are the heartbeat of the UK economy. Despite occupying just nine percent of .the UK’s land they’re where over half of us live and they contribute 60 percent of the UK’s economic output.
The Government Estate is a great national asset. We need to use it better. We can cut costs, and reinvest the savings in public services. We can use it to enable work practices that are more modern and flexible, while helping government to reduce its carbon footprint.
Although this edition of Evebrief follows hot on the heels of Wednesday’s spring Budget we have resisted the temptation to provide a summary of its provisions, as there can be few if any readers who have not already seen summaries and commentary in other publications.
The purpose of this survey was to gather information on council’s experiences of and opinions on EU procurement legislation, in order to inform the Local Government (LG) Association’s view ahead of European Commission proposals to modernise EU procurement legislation on 2011.
The financial crisis and subsequent recession has put an end to the recent era of steady growth in university funding and student numbers. The government has already announced almost £1bn of funding cuts by 2013 and further reductions are widely anticipated over the next few years.
Access to a supply of development land is a vital ingredient in successful economic growth.
Co-operatives UK was commissioned by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills to explore options for the mutualisation of Post Office Ltd as suggested in the report
Property featured strongly in today’s Budget document - with measures aiming at promoting investment, development and first-time buyers.
“The TPO Code of Practice for Letting and Managing Agents details standards and best practice for agents to commit to. As Ombudsman I am able to help those who have been disadvantaged in individual cases but I have no powers to regulate market activity or to monitor the approach of agents to the handling of client money.
The emergency budget measures are starting to take effect with the axe poised over the public sector. We report on some of those who havebeen among the first to be cut.