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Monday 03 January 2011
Home ownership should no longer be seen as a long-term financial investment, Grant Shapps, the Housing Minister, has declared.
Monday 03 January 2011
Britain, at last, has a housing minister who recognises that it is not his job to sit idly by while housing becomes more expensive. In an interview at the weekend, Grant Shapps identified the social problems created by house price inflation very well: a generation of young people with scant prospect of ever owning their own home.
Monday 20 December 2010
Official figures show cuts to local council funding are on average four times deeper in the poorest areas of the country than the best off, Labour said today.
Sunday 19 December 2010
Saturday 18 December 2010
Nick Clegg has been urged by the leader of the Liberal Democrats' local councillors to "rein in" two senior Tory ministers who he accused of being "a disgrace" for denying spending cuts would lead to town hall job losses and service reductions.
Friday 17 December 2010
Thursday 16 December 2010
Councils are to get an extra £19 million to oust fraudsters who unlawfully sublet council and housing association properties, the Government said today.
Wednesday 08 December 2010
The number of job losses announced or threatened by councils in Britain because of the Government's spending cuts has reached 66,000, research revealed today.
Saturday 27 November 2010
The Housing Minister, Grant Shapps, says he himself would have failed to get a mortgage had new proposals for the mortgage market drawn up by the City watchdog been in effect when he bought his home.
Tuesday 23 November 2010
Ministers faced accusations last night of penalising the needy as they sounded the death knell for the days of an automatic council house for life.
Thursday 18 November 2010
John Prescott's office authorised spending hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money on "indoor plant landscaping" and "silver service" waiters when he was Deputy Prime Minister.
Monday 08 November 2010
An online guide offering advice to people wanting to stop squatters from entering their properties was published today.
Friday 22 October 2010
Child protection and care for the elderly will be threatened by the savage squeeze on town hall funding, council chiefs warned yesterday.
Friday 15 October 2010
Monday 04 October 2010
The first row between the Conservatives and the BBC started yesterday even before the Conference had officially opened. Tory spin doctors could be heard moaning that the live interview with the party chairman, Baroness Warsi, on BBC1's lunchtime Politics Show, was a "bear pit".
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