Politics

Is Gove plotting a 'radical' planning power grab?

Levelling up bill centralises decision-making and erodes public participation, critics argue
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More strategic planning is needed to achieve levelling up

Combined authorities must take the lead to drive cross-border housing and employment
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M&S hits back at Michael Gove over flagship Oxford Street store

The Levelling Up secretary issued an Article 31 order which forced the developers to put the project on hold
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The Reaction: everything you need to know from Lord Bichard's RICS report

Report recommends shake-up of governance structure and strategic direction of RICS
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Retailers fear government will abandon plans for online sales tax

Move follows as more consumers shift to digital channels
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Peers balk at Gove’s proposed Stoke-on-Trent move

The Levelling Up secretary vetoed the Lords' planned relocation to Parliament Square
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Boris Johnson tells ministers to find £1bn for insulation scheme

The funds could be sourced from the public sector decarbonisation scheme
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Construction houses

Builders face shortfall of 250,000 workers by 2026

The industry needs to hire 50,000 new workers per year to keep pace with demand
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Landlords must stop 'no fault' evictions in sweeping rental reforms

Blanket bans on pets will be scrapped and all rental properties must meet minimum standards
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