Category Archives: Politics

£15 million investment to help keep families safely together

Up to 40 new areas will benefit from £15 million to expand promising innovative approaches to keeping families safely together. Children at risk of being taken into care are set to benefit from programmes that tackle the root cause of family problems, by strengthening the

Deputy Mayor and Fire Commissioner call for tougher fire safety rules

The Deputy Mayor for Fire and Resilience, Fiona Twycross, and the London Fire Commissioner, Dany Cotton, are calling on the Government to tighten up building regulations to prioritise the need for sprinklers and address the shortage of skilled fire engineers. Although Dame Judith Hackitt’s review

Chancellor threatens a Fuel Duty Hike in Treasury Questions

Philip Hammond’s comments yesterday (April 9) from the House of Commons Despatch box hints at a future fuel duty rise: Mr Hammond said: “Fuel duty freezes for motorists must be balanced against the need to fund public services, according to Philip Hammond. The Chancellor added the