Clive Betts

Type: Person
Name: Clive Betts
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Political parties have totally lost touch with the public

When I saw the article "Call for HS2 plan rethink' (Star, October 24) I thought for one moment that common sense had prevailed and Sheffield Council leader Coun Julie Dore had realised the £46 billion plus cost of this unnecessary project could be better ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 25 2014 - Updated Oct 25 2014 - 1 reports

Calling former pupils for a Christmas dinner date

REUNION PLANNED: Miss Lowe's class at Macaulay Street Infants' School, Grimsby, from 1957. Back row, from left, Roger Rapsey, Keith Rodgers, Martin Carpenter, Ian Davidson, Robert Thompson, David Williams, Peter Williams and Steven Walker; second row, ... [Published Grimsby Telegraph - Oct 25 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Council chiefs back Cities Growth Commission's devolution plan

Council chiefs have given their backing to a report calling for city-regions to be granted greater powers and financial flexibility, saying the opportunities offered by devolution are "too big to ignore".The report by the RSA Cities Growth Commission ... [Published Local Government Executive - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Reverend and the makers of socialist paradise in Sheffield

Well I never, Rev Billings is standing for Labour to be a Police Commissar, supported by MPs Clive Betts and David Blunkett.Older Sheffielders will recall these three in the heady days of their youth on Sheffield Council, when they aimed to turn the city ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Oct 22 2014]
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 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 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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"like the city growth commission, we drew attention to the need to give devolved areas more powers over council tax and business rates. we are pleased to see the commission agree that devolving a range of taxes, such as stamp duty, would allow city and county regions to take more control over their economic destiny" Betts said
Clive Betts, the committee's Labour chairman, said: "it is unacceptable for senior figures to be handed significant increases simply for doing their jobs and we welcome the pay restraint the vast majority of councils are now demonstrating."

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Political parties have totally lost touch with ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Oct 29 2014]
Calling former pupils for a Christmas dinner date [Published Grimsby Telegraph - Oct 25 2014]
Council chiefs back Cities Growth Commission's ... [Published Local Government Executive - Oct 22 2014]
Reverend and the makers of socialist paradise i... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Oct 22 2014]
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]
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]
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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