The Right to Rent scheme has been beset by criticism and fears that it could stoke discrimination since before its rollout in 2016, culminating in a damning High Court judgement this year. All the while the Home Office has said a panel of experts has helped to implement and monitor the scheme – but a long hiatus, ignored warnings and a lack of transparency have raised questions.
Document contradicts legally-binding code of practice for scheme, which the High Court ruled in March breachs human rights law
Scruton's return as chair comes after incoming prime minister Boris Johnson says sacking was “disgraceful”
£200m cladding scheme drawn from MHCLG’s existing budget is ‘insufficient’ select committee says
Department’s annual report details £46.5m rise against 700-strong boost in workers
Committee endorses MHCLG nomindation but says it's “disappointed” that it wasn't consulted on the selection process
Department has “no real understanding” of how well £12bn of pump-priming cash is being used, MPs warn
Appointment comes more than a year after communities department advertised for a chief scientific adviser
Public Accounts Committee says department lacks detailed implementation plan for delivering policy
Laughter and tears as prime ministers, former colleagues and a pop star pay tribute to late cabinet secretary
£22bn scheme has exposed the government to significant risk and has tied up significant public financial capacity says NAO
Speaking at a think-tank event, Lord Macpherson also offered thoughts on the economy to incoming prime minister, while Treasury Select Committee chair said a full leadership contest is needed “so the maddest ideas perhaps don’t make it to asking for official civil service advice”.