The private sector will continue to take the lead in delivering new homes, and to ensure it can do so, we need to continue to lay the foundations for the future. However, as much as this is a bold and praiseworthy move by the Prime Minister, new homes of any sort will not get built if we as an industry don’t have the people we need to build them. Recent announcements on post-Brexit immigration rules, if implemented as currently understood, will be a serious threat to our ability to deliver on the promise of this policy. The failure of the Government so far to listen to the construction industry could unfortunately threaten the delivery of the Government’s increasingly bold moves to solve the housing crisis. … [Read more...] about YP Letters: End to cap on council homes is common sense
We are all heartily sick of Brexit, but now is the time to get behind Theresa May and get on with it. She is strong, honest and self-effacing which is more than you can say for most of her Cabinet. She is a terrible dancer, but at least she can laugh at herself which is endearing. … [Read more...] about YP Letters: Theresa May has shown her steel – and what’s the alternative?
My story is that, though I am used to using the internet for my contact with the utilities and official bodies, when I moved to my new address my intenet connection was delayed in being set up – in spite of the fact that I had given my provider good notice of the date of my arrival. … [Read more...] about YP Letters: How Universal Credit hits the most vulnerable
Not only is the assessment process inconsistent, there is a lack of funding to actually carry out the assessments. While funded by the NHS, CCGs who administer funds locally, have been tasked by NHS England to find £855m in efficiency savings from the budgets for CHC and nursing support by 2021. … [Read more...] about James Urquhart-Burton: 3,000 elderly die as they wait for NHS funding
There is now political unity – 18 out of 20 councils, plus South Yorkshire’s mayor, back the One Yorkshire proposition. And, furthermore, independent research suggests devolution could be worth up to £30bn a year to the county – and national – economy if the region’s exports become comparable with the rest of the UK. … [Read more...] about The Yorkshire Post says: Time to back us. One Yorkshire makes its case