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Communities &
Local Government

09 November

Eric Pickles acts to limit Town Hall chiefs' golden goodbyes

A legal minefield that can pressure councils into handing out bumper pay-offs to chief executives they want to dismiss is to be scrapped, Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles announced today. (continues...)

09 November

Mark Prisk: Government frees councils to tackle homelessness

New laws coming into effect from today will give councils the freedom to help those facing the frightening prospect of homelessness by finding them suitable homes in the private rented sector. (continues...)

10 November

Mark Prisk urges shoppers: "love your local market"

Local Growth Minister Mark Prisk today called on communities and budding entrepreneurs to back their local markets well into the New Year, as part of a wider effort to breathe new life into the nation's High Streets. (continues...)

08 November

Baroness Warsi calls on Mosques to encourage hate crime reporting

Baroness Warsi is to call on Mosques to encourage victims of anti-Muslim hate crime to come forward. (continues...)

08 November

Changes to the Audit Commission Board

The Department for Communities and Local Government today launched the recruitment process to find three new Board Commissioners' as the Government presses ahead with the closure of the Audit Commission. (continues...)

Energy
Saving Trust

09 November

Eric Pickles acts to limit Town Hall chiefs' golden goodbyes

A legal minefield that can pressure councils into handing out bumper pay-offs to chief executives they want to dismiss is to be scrapped, Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles announced today. (continues...)

09 November

Mark Prisk: Government frees councils to tackle homelessness

New laws coming into effect from today will give councils the freedom to help those facing the frightening prospect of homelessness by finding them suitable homes in the private rented sector. (continues...)

10 November

Mark Prisk urges shoppers: "love your local market"

Local Growth Minister Mark Prisk today called on communities and budding entrepreneurs to back their local markets well into the New Year, as part of a wider effort to breathe new life into the nation's High Streets. (continues...)

08 November

Baroness Warsi calls on Mosques to encourage hate crime reporting

Baroness Warsi is to call on Mosques to encourage victims of anti-Muslim hate crime to come forward. (continues...)

08 November

Changes to the Audit Commission Board

The Department for Communities and Local Government today launched the recruitment process to find three new Board Commissioners' as the Government presses ahead with the closure of the Audit Commission. (continues...)

Carbon
Trust

04 September

Sustainable product certification: supporting low carbon growth in Brazil

International industrial competitiveness and low carbon growth in Brazil are being supported thanks to a new sustainable product certification scheme being developed by the Carbon Trust.

11 September

Why should governments pay businesses to reduce their electricity consumption?

The importance of ‘negawatts’ and the UK’s new Electricity Demand Reduction pilot

28 August

Innovative offshore wind turbine foundation deployed

An innovative new foundation which could help cut the costs of electricity from offshore wind farms has been successfully deployed by DONG Energy as part of its collaboration with the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator.

16 September

Selfridges is the first department store to receive certification to all three Carbon Trust Standards

Selfridges has become the first department store to receive certification to the Carbon Trust Standard for achievements in carbon, water and waste reduction.

10 September

Offshore wind in China

China's ambitious offshore wind targets of installing 5GW of offshore wind capacity by 2015 and 30GW by 2020 would eclipse capacity in other countries. This insight paper looks at the challenges to the development of China's offshore wind industry.