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Over Half of Flammable Cladding Removal Hasn’t Even Started

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The National Audit Office (NAO) has found that work to remove flammable cladding identified in the wake of the Grenfell Tower Fire, hasn’t even begun on over half of the buildings identified by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG). Furthermore, the government spending watchdog also found that private landlords are lagging behind in remedial works, in comparison

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CUMMINGS LOCKDOWN COTTAGE VISITED BY COUNCIL FOR COUNCIL TAX AVOIDANCE

Dominic Cummings outside his London Home

Durham County Council (DCC) have now confirmed that the cottage Dominic Cummings travelled to during lockdown was not registered for council tax despite it be a separate dwelling. The council also found that planning breaches during a site visit on June 1st but, due to the uncertainty of when they took place, no further action will be taken. Regarding council

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Durham Council open investigation into cummings lockdown cottage

Dominic Cummings Durham County Council

Durham County Council (DCC) have confirmed that they have opened an investigation into Dominic Cummings cottage at North Lodge following complaints that it does not have the correct planning permissions or council tax banding. The investigation came about after I broke the story surrounding the “spare cottage” Mr Cummings stated he stayed at during his trip north during lockdown. I

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Cummings “Spare Cottage” Without Planning Permission and Pays No Council Tax

Dominic Cummings Cottage

Dominic Cummimgs; a Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, made it clear that he had stayed at a “spare cottage” at his father’s farm when he addressed allegations that he had broken lockdown restrictions in April. In an Exclusive, I can now reveal that the cottage in question is not registered for Council Tax, nor has planning permission be sought

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Dominic Cummings Owns “Spare Cottage” in Durham

Dominic Cummings told people that when he made his questionable trip to Durham, that he stayed at a “spare cottage” on his parents estate. However, as of today, Mr Cummings is still shown as the registered owner of the property along with his parents and another family member. Therefore, Cummings trip was more of a journey to his second home,

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Devolved Governments Snub Johnson’s Stay Alert Slogan

Nicola Sturgeon with Boris Johnson

Saturday evening saw the UK government unveil the new slogan that is meant to send a message to the public on how to act during the lockdown restrictions. However, far from being a clear concise message, the new slogan has been met with ridicule and confusing. The devolved government’s in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast have also distanced themselves from it

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The Exercise Cygnus Report the Government Didn’t Want You to See

Read in full the damning secret report into Exercise Cygnus which revealed the UK government knew it was not prepared for a pandemic. The Guardian obtained a copy via a brave whistleblower and made it available for for anyone who wishes to read it. It should be a national scandal that the government has fought to keep this report from the

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NHS Trust Begs for Soap on Social Media

This week Healthcare Professionals across the country have been warning the government that supplies of essential items such as masks are aprons are running low. Despite the Prime Minister’s assertion that NHS staff would get everything they needed, a NHS Trust has taken to Twitter begging for soap for their nurses. With us barely two weeks into the UK’s response

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Tesco Will Deliver to People in Self Isolation – Learn More

Tesco have this evening released information regarding grocery deliveries for people who are self isolating under the government’s Coronavirus – COVID-19 guidelines. Thankfully, Tesco have confirmed that they will continue deliveries to affected people, but with certain conditions. This will be a relief to the thousands of people who already rely on home deliveries due to disability. It will also

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UK Soldier Killed in Rocket Attack in Iraq

A UK Soldier and two Americans have been killed following a rocket attack on their base in Iraq. The Ministry of Defence has confirmed than investigation is ongoing and the Prime Minister has described the attack as “deplorable.” At least 12 people were injured in the attack on the Taji military camp, 30 miles north of Baghdad with the US

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Universal Credit Roll-out Delayed Two Years to 2026

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The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) have delivered a damning blow to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The independent body who scrutinise government spending have said the full roll-out of Universal Credit is now likely to take until 2026. This comes as the government has been forced to relax benefit restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DWP Boss Issues Hostile Coronavirus Statement

Thérèse Coffey DWP

With the the ongoing Cornonavirus outbreak only looking to get worse, thousands of welfare claimants have been looking to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) for clarity. Universal Credit claimants are worried about what will happen if they are forced to self isolate. The Prime Minister had previously said that benefit claimants won’t be punished should they be affected,

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BBC Waits 5 Months to Report £500 Million Universal Credit Delay

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Major UK news outlets have been reporting how the planned roll-out of Universal Credit has been delayed again, with it now hoped to be complete by some point in 2024. This has come out after the BBC revealed that during the filming of a documentary on the DWP, Director of Universal Credit Neil Couling decided to push the roll-out back

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The Latest Poll Isn’t Good News for The Tories

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YouGov have released their much anticipated MRP poll seeing the Tories lead halved since the last one on November 27th. The MRP method was one of the few polls to correctly predict the 2017 General Election result. Although the result still has the Tories in the lead, some seats given to the Tories are simply too close to call. This

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