The Local Government Association (LGA) has compiled a list of 200 words and phrases it has banned so that staff can ‘communicate effectively’. The list includes ‘predictors of beaconicity’, ‘re-baselining’ and ‘benchmarking’. LGA chairperson Margaret Eaton said the public sector must not hide behind impenetrable jargon. Read More →

The solution to the housing crisis is to recycle existing cities, not to create urban sprawl by building on the green belt, argue Anne Power and John Houghton in a new book and article in Society Guardian today. The Lyons review will recommend at least one extra councilRead More →

MPs investigating the banking crisis are to examine mortgage arrears and repossessions. The Treasury committee announced yesterday that it would open a short investigation into households which were struggling with arrears or at risk of repossession. The committee will look at the number of homeowners in arrears, the typeRead More →