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They will spend the next few months defending the public. In exchange, the public…

They will spend the next few months defending the public. In exchange, the public will need to defend them.

Coronavirus bill: Huge expansion of state powers.

There are good reasons for its provisions, but this bill demands careful scrutiny.

Islington food bank announced a closure this week, with other centres expected to follow.

Coronavirus is forcing food bank closures, just as their services are needed the most.

FoI: 20 years on

With 20 years since the Act came into force, we’ve little to celebrate.

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This Labour leadership election ought to be a battle for ideas and how we challenge a political and financial establishment that has had the system rigged in their favour for far too long.

Government Twitter video

Find out which government department produces the most popular videos on Twitter.


Planning for people

The English planning system is under review. This video explains the issues and loopholes that lie in the current (and proposed) planning policy. It describes how we’d like to shape it to work for local people and the countryside, rather than to profit developers. Find out more at www.cpre.org.uk/planningforpeople

Planning for People

Opinion Formers

  • "Highways and transportation infrastructure provide a vital network for all our communities"

    CIHT welcomes an infrastructure budget

    Highways & transportation investment set to drive the economy CIHT today welcomes the investment commitments outlined by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in highways and transportation in today’s budget.

  • "This is a sensible decision by the government."

    Tax Institute welcomes evaluation of Making Tax Digital for VAT

    The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) welcomes the announcement today that the government will publish an evaluation of the introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT along with related research, with the implication that this will be done before rolling out MTD to other taxes.

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