Failing The Homeless

Six months ago, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick MP, told politicians that the Vagrancy Act, the law from 1824 that makes it a crime to sleep rough or beg in England and Wales, should be consigned to history. It was great that the Secretary of State acknowledged thatContinue reading “Failing The Homeless”

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Britons Should Be Encouraged To Build Their Own Homes

According to a report commissioned by the Prime Minister, the housing crisis should be tackled by encouraging Britons to build their own homes. It warns that the country risks becoming two nations, with the young unable to get on the housing ladder while those in mid-life add to their buy to let portfolio. The report’sContinue reading “Britons Should Be Encouraged To Build Their Own Homes”

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Shops To Stay Open Until 10 pm Six Days A Week

Shops will be able to stay open until 10 pm six days a week to turbocharge the high street and help the economy recover. Robert Jenrick announced that from April 12, extended daily opening hours will be introduced when non-essential retail reopens its doors. The Communities Secretary said this would further ensure the safe reopeningContinue reading “Shops To Stay Open Until 10 pm Six Days A Week”

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Shops To Remain Open Up To 24 Hours A Day In The Run-Up To Christmas

Stores could remain open 24 hours a day in the run-up to Christmas in a Government bid to boost England’s ailing high street. Under the new plans, councils will be able to waive rules prohibiting retailer’s opening hours to help shop owners recoup sales lost during the coronavirus lockdown. Announcing the move on Sunday, CommunitiesContinue reading “Shops To Remain Open Up To 24 Hours A Day In The Run-Up To Christmas”

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