Gareth Davies, the head of UK public services for Mazars, has been put forward by the prime minister and chair of the public accounts committee as the National Audit Office’s next comptroller and auditor general.
The lifting of the housing revenue account borrowing cap has been lauded as one of the most significant developments for the sector in recent times. But experts have warned that this move alone is unlikely to lead to a revolution in housebuilding.
A ban on combustible materials on all new high-rise buildings will come into force on 21 December after legislation was laid down in Parliament today, while councils are to be given full support to carry out emergency work to remove cladding from any buildings.
The government’s definition of financial sustainability among councils is whether statutory services can be delivered locally, the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government’s permanent secretary has said.
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