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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

05 December

Taiwanese shampoo washes away the challenges of a global carbon footprinting scheme

Taiwanese salon hair care brand, Hair O’Right, has been the first successful participant in pilot project to harmonise product carbon footprinting and labelling schemes run by Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) and the Carbon Trust.

28 November

McLaren Group retains Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon for the second time

McLaren has become the first-ever Formula 1 team to be awarded, and retain, the coveted Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon for the second time.

16 December

Five golden tips for a lower carbon Christmas

Five easy ways for you to lower the environmental impact of the festive season, helping you to take action on climate change without the need to say "Bah, humbug!"

17 December

Supply chains are shaping the business models of the future

Embedding sustainability into business strategy and management has never been more important to improving resilience and competitive advantage. Viewpoint by Aleyn Smith-Gillespie, Associate Director, Business Advice.

17 December

Are local authorities making enough progress in delivering low carbon heat?

Nearly three years on from the publication of the UK government's first Heat Strategy, Helen Andrews Tipper, Public Sector Energy Programmes Manager, reviews progress in the development of heat networks and what more could be done to get projects over the line.