Manchester's first planning meeting since COVID crisis is "politics as usual"

Approving thousands of luxury apartments and skyscrapers was the priority in Manchester City Council’s first planning meeting since the Coronavirus crisis began nearly six months ago.

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Manchester Council finally admits it has completely failed on affordable housing but plans to fix it don't go far enough

Manchester Council has finally admitted that its affordable housing plans have been a disaster, and recommended new measures to fix it, in a report approved by the Executive yesterday (03/06/20).

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EXCLUSIVE: Government “knowingly kickstarting collapse” of tens of thousands of micro-businesses through ‘Top Up Grant’ chaos

Small and micro-businesses, market traders and charities across the country are at risk of collapsing due to a drastic change in the ‘Top Up Grant’ scheme, the Liberal Democrats have uncovered.

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Lib Dems order investigation into whether care home residents are being hospitalised when needed

The Liberal Democrats have raised serious concerns about whether elderly people in care homes are being taken to hospital when they need to amidst the Coronavirus crisis, and ordered an investigation.

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GMTC deliberately blocking scrutiny over Coronavirus transport crisis

The Liberal Democrats have accused the Chair of Greater Manchester Transport Committee (GMTC) of deliberately blocking scrutiny and avoiding input from across the region.

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Exchange Square 'dancing fountains' are “constant reminder of Council's breathtaking incompetence”

The Liberal Democrats have slammed the new Exchange Square 'dancing fountains', trumpeted by Manchester City Council today, as a reminder of the administration's “breathtaking incompetence”.

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