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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

09 October

How offshore wind can become a truly global energy source

Henrik Stiesdal, the ‘father of the modern wind industry’, spoke at the Carbon Trust Innovate to Generate lecture on how offshore wind can become a truly global energy source

16 October

Leading performers in carbon management and reduction receive Carbon Trust awards

Aldi, intu, Mouchel and Siemens recognised as best performers amongst organisations awarded Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon in 2013-14

23 October

Setting yourself up for failure? The challenges of environmental target setting

Guy Rickard of the Carbon Trust explains why having an agreed business case is crucial to setting short-term environmental targets.

07 October

New supply chain certification to be launched by the Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust has announced that it is developing a new certification for organisations that are taking effective action on the carbon emissions across their supply chains.

08 October

Breaking the ‘circle of inertia’ on energy efficiency in the commercial buildings sector

Buildings have a huge role to play in achieving the UK’s legally binding target to reduce its carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050. Viewpoint by Bruno Gardner, Managing Director, Low Carbon Workplace, on how we can drive forward energy efficiency in commercial buildings.