Clive Betts

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Name: Clive Betts
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Publish pay-off data promptly, councils urged

A 'data gap' is fuelling public anger about high pay and huge pay-offs at local councils, a committee of MPs has said. A report by the Communities and Local Government select committee urges local authorities to publish information promptly about payments ... [Published UKauthorITy.com - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Hope for lease deal on under-threat medical practice

A doctors' surgery facing potential closure could be granted a temporary stay of execution.There are hopes a new lease arrangement can be agreed for Beighton Health Centre so there is more time to decide on its long-term future.The facility is under threat ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Guest Blog: Susan Freeman: A Bird’s Eye View of the Labour Party Conference

By Susan Freeman, Partner, law firm Mishcon de ReyaJust back from my first Labour Party Conference, I keep being asked what was it like and what was top of the agenda? I have to say that in the wake of the Scottish referendum result on Friday morning, ... [Published Estates Gazette - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Labour and UKIP name PCC candidates

LABOUR and UKIP have named their candidates for next month’s election to replace resigned olice and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright.Labour have opted to back former Sheffield Council deputy leader Dr Alan Billings in the October 30 by-election, while ... [Published Rotherham Advertiser - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Town halls 'encouraged' by Miliband's pledge

24 September 2014Town hall leaders have described Labour leader Ed Miliband’s pledge to devolve greater powers to local areas as ‘encouraging’.In a speech to the Labour Party conference yesterday, Mr Miliband said it was time ‘we brought power much closer ... [Published Localgov.co.uk - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Is commercialisation robbing social housing of its core purpose?

Clive Betts MP fears the 2015 general election will be “a watershed” for the social housing sector. Photograph: Bob Fallon for the GuardianThe 2015 general election could be a “watershed” for the social housing sector, which critics warn is in danger ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Freeing English Cities to Grow

Monday (September 22nd) saw the Chamber hold a joint event with London Chamber of Commerce asking the very timely question over what future powers English cities needed to grow.Held at Central Library as part of the Labour Conference fringe, attendees ... [Published Noodls - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 2 reports

Committee Chair calls for Government to devolve financial powers in England

19 September 2014English devolution should be to local government says Clive Betts MP, Chair of the Communities and Local Government Committee.With the No vote in the Scottish referendum, devolution is set to preoccupy policymakers between now and the ... [Published United Kingdom Parliament - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Councils must not pay senior staff ‘over the odds’, MPs warn

Councils must seek better ‘market information’ to make sure they are not paying over the odds for their senior staff, the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee says.Most councils have kept pay down for senior staff in the recent tough economic ... [Published Public Sector Executive - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Collaboration the key to effective procurement

On average, collaborative procurement is estimated to be generating savings of 10-15 per cent for Local Authorities across the UK. Given the savings potential, it is vital that there is better coordination of procurement activities to ensure value for ... [Published Government Business - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 2 reports

Councils told to publish pay-offs for senior staff

12 September 2014Councils have been warned to demonstrate restraint in pay rises for senior staff and publish better data on pay-offs for departing staff.In a new report, the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee said that pay rises for senior ... [Published Localgov.co.uk - Sep 12 2014]
First reported May 04 2014 - Updated May 04 2014 - 1 reports

Number of new housing estates jumps by a quarter since planning reforms

New figures reveal extent to which Government’s relaxation of planning rules has seen a significant rise in the number of large scale developments being pushed through The number of large scale housing estates being pushed through by developers across ... [Published Telegraph - May 04 2014]

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Betts added: "we call on government to require councils publish details of any redundancy or ex-gratia payments made to departing senior staff within a month of the decision to award it."

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Publish pay-off data promptly, councils urged [Published UKauthorITy.com - Sep 29 2014]
Hope for lease deal on under-threat medical pra... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Sep 26 2014]
Guest Blog: Susan Freeman: A Bird’s Eye View of... [Published Estates Gazette - Sep 25 2014]
Labour and UKIP name PCC candidates [Published Rotherham Advertiser - Sep 24 2014]
Town halls 'encouraged' by Miliband's pledge [Published Localgov.co.uk - Sep 24 2014]
Is commercialisation robbing social housing of ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 24 2014]
Freeing English Cities to Grow [Published Noodls - Sep 24 2014]
Committee Chair calls for Government to devolve... [Published United Kingdom Parliament - Sep 19 2014]
Labour committee chair calls for English devolu... [Published InsideHousing - Sep 19 2014]
Councils must not pay senior staff ‘over the od... [Published Public Sector Executive - Sep 15 2014]
Collaboration the key to effective procurement [Published Government Business - Sep 12 2014]
Councils told to publish pay-offs for senior staff [Published Localgov.co.uk - Sep 12 2014]
CLG Committee: Councils must act to stop future... [Published PoliticsHome - Sep 12 2014]
Number of new housing estates jumps by a quarte... [Published Telegraph - May 04 2014]
Pickles confirms plan to change electronic agen... [Published PublicTechnology.net - Feb 26 2014]
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