Robert Jenrick hits out at red tape after becoming the first MP to host a family from Ukraine

A Former Cabinet minister has become the first MP to welcome a Ukrainian family into his home under the Government’s refugee visa scheme. Robert Jenrick collected 40-year-old Mariia and her two children Khystyna, 11, and Bohdan, 15, from Stansted airport this week. They are now living with his family in his constituency home in Newark, … Read more

New ‘polluter pays’ tax on high-rises will fund repair of fire safety defects in wake of Grenfell

New ‘polluter pays’ tax on high-rise developments will fund repair of fire safety defects – including unsafe cladding – in the wake of Grenfell Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick will reveal details of a ‘polluter pays’ tax  Sources said the move would protect leaseholders and taxpayers from the cost More than a million private flats are … Read more

Owners of up to 70% of fire-trap flats may not be able to sue over safety failures under new law 

Owners of up to 70% of fire-trap flats may not be able to sue over safety failures as the buildings are too old to be covered under new law change Bill extending the period building firms can face legal action has been published It increases time for legal action over ‘shoddy workmanship’ from six to … Read more

Oliver Dowden slams ‘sneering’ BBC mockery of minister’s union flag

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden slams ‘sneering’ mockery of minister’s union flag and Queen portrait by BBC presenters during interview Oliver Dowden joined criticism of BBC hosts mockery of minister’s union flag Culture Secretary said sometimes the comments descended into ‘sneering’  Government issued guidance for union flags to be flown on buildings every day  By James … Read more

Plans for Britain’s first deep coal mine in 30 years are set to be ditched

Plans for Britain’s first deep coal mine in 30 years are set to be ditched amid concerns over its impact on the environment Plans to dig Britain’s first new coal mine in 30 years look set to be scrapped Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng cited ‘compelling reasons’ to block the mine Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said … Read more

Pubs, restaurants and cafes can put tables on pavements for another YEAR

Pubs, restaurants and cafes can put tables on pavements for another YEAR after ministers extend licences to help revival when they reopen on April 12 By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline Published: 10:34 GMT, 9 March 2021 | Updated: 10:34 GMT, 9 March 2021 Pubs, restaurants and cafes will be able to put tables on … Read more

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick will set up base in Wolverhampton as part of ‘levelling-up’ agenda

Cabinet minister sent to the Midlands: Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick will set up base in Wolverhampton as part of government’s ‘levelling-up’ agenda Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick to be partly based at new Wolverhampton HQ The announcement forms part of Government’s pledge to ‘level up’ the country First ever ministerial HQ outside of Whitehall will create … Read more

Government will change law to make it harder for left-wing councils to move statues

Save our statues: Government will change law to make it harder for left-wing councils’ ‘revisionist purge’ to move monuments and change street names Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick is set to change law to a formal process   New law will state controversial statues should be explained rather than hidden  He said it was wrong statues were … Read more

Tories hail U-turn on ‘mutant algorithm’ after shires planning revolt

Tories hail U-turn on ‘mutant algorithm’ that sparked fears of planning free-for-all in the shires as Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick says shift WON’T wreck target of building 300,000 new homes a year Theresa May and Jeremy Hunt led the revolt against the  planning algorithm  Housing Secretary announced algorithm had been tweaked to include the North  … Read more

Tory revolt forces U-turn on homes plan for the Shires as controversial formula gets scrapped

Tory revolt forces U-turn on homes plan for the Shires: Controversial formula that MPs feared would have led to fields in the south being concreted over gets scrapped Theresa May and Jeremy Hunt led the revolt against the  planning algorithm  Housing Secretary announced algorithm had been tweaked to include the North  Conservative MPs have criticised … Read more

Robert Jenrick says hugging family at Christmas is a ‘personal decision’

Robert Jenrick says it is a ‘personal decision’ whether to hug family at Christmas despite Chris Whitty grimly warning people must not do so ‘if you want them to survive’ Robert Jenrick said it is a personal choice if people hug relatives at Christmas Prof Chris Whitty said last night people should not ‘if you … Read more

Church leaders plead directly to Ministers to reopen places of worship for Christmas services

Church leaders plead directly to Ministers to reopen ‘Covid-secure’ places of worship for Christmas services Michael Gove and Robert Jenrick have been handed Faith Task Force dossier It details efforts made to render places of worship safe – and comes as Tory MPs are poised to step up pressure for churches to reopen where safety … Read more

Ministers are ‘biased’ when they hand out cash from the £3.6billion Towns Fund, MPs warn 

Ministers are ‘biased’ when they hand out cash from the £3.6billion Towns Fund, MPs warn Accounts committee said Jenrick’s department used ‘sweeping assumptions’  Panel also said the process lacked transparency and fuelled fears of bias  Mr Jenrick has denied having any role in handing his constituency £25million  By Daniel Martin for the Daily Mail Published: … Read more