Insights

14
May

The post-reshuffle DCLG

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Farewell, Eric. After five years at the top of the Department for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles has been quietly moved aside by the newly emboldened Prime Minister. The loss of the colourful Mr Pickles, with his fondness for frequent bin collections and flag displays means that planners and developers have a new regime […]

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14
May

Powering ahead

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Their shock majority has left surprised Conservatives having to implement their manifesto. Since just about everyone thought they were writing a negotiating document and not a legislative programme (witness Evan Davis and Jeremy Hunt on Newsnight discussing which bits of the manifesto they would implement), they may not have given too much thought to how […]

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