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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 April

Carbon Trust Standard on Le Shuttle

The Carbon Trust Standard is now regularly travelling from Folkestone to Calais and back again.

07 April

Challenging the accepted wisdom around LEDs and energy efficiency

Carbon Trust research and LED product testing has revealed that the accepted wisdom regarding LEDs can, on occasions, be misplaced. Paul Huggins, Associate Director, Carbon Trust Programmes, looks at LED performance and how to ensure an energy efficient lighting solution.

12 April

Where next for public sector sustainability in the UK?

Tim Pryce looks at the three big trends in public sector sustainability over the coming year, helping to meet the dual challenges of minimising environmental impact while delivering services more efficiently.

03 April

Get a grip on your Environmental Reporting

Environmental reporting offers the perfect opportunity to set inspiring targets that deliver both cost and environmental benefits - Tom Cumberlege, Consultant at the Carbon Trust, explains how.

10 April

Why water issues are now commercially important

Water is essential for life, but many businesses still fail to recognise the commercial importance of this vital resource. Darran Messem explains why businesses must take note.