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A variety of stories lead Tuesday’s papers. The Guardian says Labour wants to give local development authorities in England “sweeping powers” to buy land at a “fraction of its potential cost” if they want to build on it. It says that, under the plans, officials could use compulsory purchase orders to buy land without having to include a premium currently granted to land on which a developer hopes to secure planning permission.

Guardian Front Page 12th of July 2024

Policymakers and campaigners have condemned proposed water bill increases for England and Wales, criticising the water industry for showing “contempt” towards customers through alleged poor service, sewage dumping, and leakage issues.

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Guardian Front Page 11th of July 2024

The government’s proposed release plan for over 20,000 prisoners to address overcrowding in jails has been criticised as inadequate and politically influenced, leading to concerns about public safety and the eligibility of violent offenders.

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