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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

31 October

Introducing October's Certification Panel

In July we invited certification clients to submit questions to our panel all consisting of Certification peers. Read on for the Q&A dialogue as we aim to share best practise and open the pathway for supporting the Carbon Trust Standard Bearers and Certified Footprint community.

24 November

Energy efficiency a priority for Peru as Lima hosts UN climate talks

Peru is being put squarely in the spotlight as leaders from around the world descend upon Lima this December. The capital is the host of the final major international meeting before next year’s crucial climate change summit in Paris. Against the backdrop of these talks, one of the questions that will undoubtedly be asked is what is Peru itself doing to take action on climate change?

13 November

It's time the UK had an energy architect

We wouldn’t build a house or a ship without an architect. So why would we build a new energy system without one? Viewpoint by James Smith, Chair of the Carbon Trust.

20 November

Carbon Trust participate in Prince Charles climate change roundtable in Mexico

Fernando Oléa, Director of the Carbon Trust’s Mexico office, was one of the participants at a high level climate change roundtable held as part of Prince Charles’ recent visit to the country.

12 November

Greener consumers - sustainability’s final frontier?

Encouraging customers to make sustainable choices is proving to be one of the most difficult environmental challenges for businesses in the twenty-first century. Companies are still well off-track when it comes to targets for convincing customers to change their habits or buy ‘green’ products. Nevertheless, powerful approaches using design, behavioural psychology, and technology can help bridge the gap.