AS 2016: EU project guarantees subject to test

The government gave a mixed message on its stance towards EU-funded projects, Hammond saying that guarantees would be extended to all contracts “signed after the Autumn Statement and before the UK’s departure from the European Union”, but only if they were deemed important enough to the country.

AS 2016: EU funding deadline lifted

Paul Unger

The government appears to have offered a lifeline to bidders for EU funding by relenting on a deadline of today’s Autumn Statement for applications to be approved in order to secure guarantees from the UK in the wake of the referendum result.

Cheshire East pushes forward after devo stall

Cheshire East Council is to establish a cross-party working group “to develop the best possible case” for devolution, and “create debate around devolved powers for Cheshire”, after its joint devolution bid stalled earlier this year.

Senior Government names sign up to MIPIM UK

Six government ministers are expected to attend the MIPIM UK property conference next week, due to take place from Wednesday 19 October at Olympia in London.

Cheshire East Local Plan inquiry resumes on positive note

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

The planning inspector overseeing Cheshire East’s draft Local Plan set the tone on the first day of resumed hearings yesterday, saying that while he still had “outstanding concerns” about the borough’s development blueprint, “we live in an imperfect world and we need to be pragmatic”.