GPA launched to asset manage public estate

The Government Property Agency has been officially established as an executive agency, setting out with the aim of improving efficiency and generating benefits of between £1.4bn and £2.4bn over the next ten years.

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Burnham cracks the whip on Metrolink

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Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has asked Transport for Greater Manchester and operator KeolisAmey to submit monthly reports on the performance of Metrolink, following criticism of the way incidents and delays have been handled and communicated.

Government awards £105m to bridge housing viability gap

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Chancellor Philip Hammond and Communities Secretary Sajid Javid have confirmed the first round of allocations from the £5bn Housing Infrastructure Fund, backing 18 projects across the region with awards of between £300,000 and £12m.

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Burnham names advisory panel

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Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has cast the net wide in selecting his first Business Advisory Panel, with just one representative of the property sector being named, in Nicola Hodkinson, director of business services at Seddon Construction.

Bernstein adds IED role to portfolio

Sir Howard Bernstein has taken over from Lord Heseltine as patron of the Institute for Economic Development, the membership body of economic development and regeneration practitioners.