Local Economies

Fuel Crisis: You Might Think Britain Has a Problem - And You'd Be Right

Natalie Bennett | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

We've got a senior government minister suggesting Britons turn their homes into potential deathtraps; we've got police being called in to break up fights in long queues at petrol stations. You might think Britain has a problem. And you'd be right.

Tesco Towns or Localism – Who Runs Planning?

Tony Burton | Posted 02.09.2011 | UK Politics
Tony Burton

Seven months is a long time in legislation. It was only last December that the Localism Bill was published amid a fanfare of radical decentralisation, communities "in control" and a "power shift" to those who know their areas best. New radical rights to draw up neighbourhood plans were unveiled and communities pricked up their ears and wondered.