Clive Betts

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Name: Clive Betts
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 - 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 Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Half empty benches

&nbsp |  Comments: 0 PMQs on ProgressLots of members of parliament were missing from the House of Commons today. The green benches were half empty. It was like being at a second division football match. The main topic of discussion was Scotland. Although ... [Published Progress Labour's Progressives - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Labour pressure DECC over GDHIF

Amber Rudd has shot down calls from Labour for an investigation into the government's "incompetence" surrounding the closure of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF).The parliamentary under secretary of state at the Department of Energy and Climate ... [Published Roofing Cladding & Insulation - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

[Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Stamp Duty (Housing Market)

Anne Main (St Albans, Conservative)It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. This debate is broad, and I am sure that there will be various takes on stamp duty. I wanted it to be broad because people will have different views on what ... [Published They Work For You - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Last Orders - Calendar's political programme

Next week Rotherham Council Chief Executive, Martin Kimber and the authority's Director of Children and Young People's Services Joyce Thacker will face questions from a Commons committee. Its Chairman Clive Betts is one of the guests on Calendar's political ... [Published itv.com - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

MPs to demand answers from Rotherham council officers

01 September 2014Senior officers at Rotherham MBC will be asked to account for the authority’s child sexual exploitation failures when they are hauled in front of MPs.Council chief executive Martin Kimber and strategic director of children and young people’s ... [Published Localgov.co.uk - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Growing pains? Economic growth and the development sector - 23/09/2014

Hosted by Barton Willmore and the British Property FederationThis Government has sought to stimulate greater economic growth through a number of initiatives, ranging from reforming the planning system to boost housing supply, to Enterprise Zones and Tax ... [Published Place North West - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 2 reports

Abuse report 'painful' for police

The devastating report into the Rotherham sex abuse scandal makes "painful reading" for the police force covering the town, its chief constable has admitted. South Yorkshire Police chief constable David Crompton acknowledged the force had been heavily ... [Published Wharfvalley - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 2 reports

Authorities should have known about the abuse, professor warns

THE PROBLEM of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham should have been clear to authorities nine years ago, the author of a shocking report into the issue has claimed.Professor Alexis Jay’s inquiry detailed gang rapes, grooming, trafficking and other ... [Published Yorkshire Post - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

New Mental Health Service Opens in Sheffield

Priory Group senior managers joined Clive Betts MP and VIP guests to officially open Bowden House, a new specialist mental health service in Sheffield.Craegmoor, part of the Priory Group of Companies, has invested more than £100,000 in the new residential ... [Published Care Industry News - Aug 28 2014]

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Committee chairman Clive Betts said: "the report by professor alexis jay revealed an appalling failure by council staff at all levels. while, on the political side of the council, the leader has resigned, senior managers have shown no indication yet of taking any responsibility. we want to find out why."

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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]
Rotherham child sex abuse files 'DISAPPEAR from... [Published Mirror.co.uk - Sep 10 2014]
Half empty benches [Published Progress Labour's Progressives - Sep 10 2014]
Labour pressure DECC over GDHIF [Published Roofing Cladding & Insulation - Sep 10 2014]
[Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] — Backbench Busin... [Published They Work For You - Sep 05 2014]
Last Orders - Calendar's political programme [Published itv.com - Sep 04 2014]
Call for laws to change in Westminster – campai... [Published Oxfordshire Guardian - Sep 04 2014]
MPs to demand answers from Rotherham council of... [Published Localgov.co.uk - Sep 01 2014]
Abused paralysed by 'shame culture' [Published Braintree & Witham Times - Aug 30 2014]
Rotherham sex abuse scandal: Derby MP Chris Wil... [Published Derby Telegraph - Aug 29 2014]
Growing pains? Economic growth and the developm... [Published Place North West - Aug 29 2014]
Abuse report 'painful' for police [Published Wharfvalley - Aug 29 2014]
Abuse report 'painful' for police [Published Watford Observer - Aug 29 2014]
Ex-Rotherham council chief faces probe on groom... [Published Yorkshire Post - Aug 29 2014]
MP demands probe into ex-Rotherham childcare boss [Published Yorkshire Post - Aug 29 2014]
New Mental Health Service Opens in Sheffield [Published Care Industry News - Aug 28 2014]
Authorities should have known about the abuse, ... [Published Yorkshire Post - Aug 27 2014]
Authorities should have known about the abuse, ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Aug 27 2014]
Sheffield’s Labour MPs support NHS march [Published Sheffield Telegraph - Aug 25 2014]
I can't do my job examining council finances if... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 03 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]
Councils in popular areas should build more hom... [Published Telegraph - Dec 10 2013]
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