Yorkshire devolution: Javid promises to “carefully consider” detailed plans

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Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid has promised to “carefully consider” detailed proposals for a Yorkshire-wide devolution deal submitted by the region’s council leaders. Earlier this month, leaders of 18 local authorities submitted a 10-page document to the Government setting out … Continue reading

Illegal schools: Ministers promise crackdown

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Ministers are promising new measures to crack down on illegal schools, including new powers for Ofsted to seize evidence and question witnesses. A new legal obligation for schools to register will be created “as soon as possible” under the proposals. … Continue reading

Three former South Yorkshire Police officers will not be referred to CPS for Hillsborough allegations

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Three former South Yorkshire Police (SYP) officers will not be referred to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) following an investigation into allegations of a ‘cover-up’ by the force following the Hillsborough disaster. Six other individuals were charged with offences relating … Continue reading