Is government involved with the working of the process of valuation?

The issue for us is not creating world-class businesses, it is ensuring people in dispossessed communities have access to jobs. Its regeneration director, Baron Isherwood, said the region would‘try to honour single regeneration budget bids turned down in the previous round’, but would not be able to run anything resembling an SRB7 programme. He added:‘NWDA wants to make clear that it is not abandoning holistic regeneration, but we are trying to concentrate on economic regeneration, improving competitiveness and improving GDP. We will expect other partners to contribute other things. find out more : Sydney Property Valuers

Such sentiments are likely to be greeted with caution by the voluntary sector, which remains worried about the nature and scale of future RDA funding for social regeneration. Urban Forum chief executive John Routledge said RDAs’ shift towards capital funding would disproportionately affect funding for community-based projects. The forum is preparing a campaign to encourage RDAs to maintain the social regeneration side of its work, possibly by signing up to a commitment to spend 10% of their funding on excluded groups.

The agency will reconsider its approach to jobs, and has also pledged to work with the Commission for Racial Equality to draw ethnic minorities into economic life. The government is preparing to narrow its focus on poverty by concentrating resources on the worst cases of severe deprivation. The unit’s long-awaited report on deprivation, published this week amid a deluge of material to coincide with the sustainable communities summit, urges ministers to use the fund to help achieve its ‘floor targets’ by dealing with small pockets of poverty at neighbourhood level.

The floor targets themselves are to be strengthened in an effort to speed up progress, the ODPM announced this week. A consultation on the way forward for the NRF, launched in December, accepts that reducing the number of eligible areas could cut off funding to neighbourhoods that are just starting to make progress, and says some of these might be eligible for transitional support. It also suggests that small pockets of deprivation missed by the fund after 2006 might be targeted by the neighbourhood element of the safer and stronger communities fund. Overall, the Strategy Unit found that policies designed in 2001 to ensure no one is disadvantaged by where they live by 2021 need to go much further.

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Property valuation process makes the whole house price process to be done in the simple steps

The project initially started as a pilot with eleven libraries in the east of the County and now covers the whole of Cornwall. Between February and August we have replaced ninety-nine workstations in the libraries to enable Cornish Key usage. It is also to be found in the experience of countless – literally countless – others who owe the Ombudsman a debt of gratitude without ever realising it, for in seeking to improve the quality of public administration generally Sir William was concerned as much with prevention as with cure.

We are very pleased with the take-up of the scheme. 25,000 is a huge number of applications for the libraries to process and we acknowledge and appreciate the work that they are doing. As with any new scheme it takes a while for everyone to get used to changing processes and, in anticipation of this we have introduced a Cornish Key helpline dedicated to answering queries from the public about the card.

A car servicing survey carried out by Cornwall Trading Standards as part of its commitment to crack down on the local motor trade revealed that 75 % of the cars did not receive a satisfactory service, with a third of these receiving such a poor service that they are now the subject of separate investigations, which could result in criminal proceedings. Prior to the service, the cars were examined by an independent expert, who marked components to see whether they were removed or replaced, and in some cases introduced minor faults. He then examined each vehicle again afterwards to check the work that had been done. The shocking results of the survey show that just 25% of the cars involved received a satisfactory service.

The faults ranged from a failure to check the pressure of the spare tyre (which has been deflated prior to the service) to not reporting on brake fluid that was badly deteriorated and should have been replaced. There were other instances of charging for work that had not been carried out and attempting to persuade customers to have unnecessary work done. In one instance, a car went in for a £200 service and within the hour the Trading Standards Officer, who was posing as a customer, received a phone call from the garage with a list of faults that needed rectifying. View source : Valuations QLD

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