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£110 million cost to taxpayers of landfill tax extension
Published : 01 May 2010

New figures show that Government plans to increase taxes on throwing away rubbish will cost council taxpayers an estimated £110 million. ... read more

Access to Ordnance Survey data will drive innovation & change
Published : 01 May 2010

A historic milestone on the road towards transforming Britain into a 21st century digital economy has been reached with Communities Secretary ... read more

Citizens are entitled to expect the best from public services
Published : 01 May 2010

Citizens should expect their public services and councils to get it right first time and give their customers the same quality service they would ... read more

Commons Councils (Standard Constitution) (England) Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/1204) (not Wales)
Published : 01 May 2010

These Regulations prescribe (as required by section 29(1) of the Commons Act 2006 (c. 26)) a standard constitution for commons councils established ... read more

Community & voluntary sectors are vital to local areas (not Wales)
Published : 01 May 2010

Communities Secretary John Denham has announced four new steps to strengthen voluntary, charity and community groups. The measures build on ten ... read more

England's coastal path: the journey begins (not Wales)
Published : 01 May 2010

The way in which the all England coast path will be created has been announced by Natural England as it published its Coastal Access Scheme. ... read more

First Minister welcomes new law-making rights for the Welsh Assembly
Published : 01 May 2010

The First Minister Carwyn Jones has welcomed news of Royal Approval for four new Legislative Competence Orders. The Orders, known as LCOs, have ... read more

Governance & Accountability for Local Councils - A Practitioners' Guide (England) 2010
Published : 01 May 2010

The new 4th edition of the guide presents, for the first time, guidance for the largest local councils. The 2010 and all subsequent editions ... read more

Government departments publish plans to tackle climate challenges
Published : 01 May 2010

The UK Government has become the first in the world to publish plans that will set out how every major department will address the challenge ... read more

New power for parish councils to boost affordable rural housing (not Wales)
Published : 01 May 2010

Housing and Planning Minister John Healey has given a boost to rural communities with proposals to give a special planning power to parish councils ... read more

New reports challenge broken Britain (not Wales)
Published : 01 May 2010

New quality of life scorecards for every local authority that offer a unique insight into the state of the nation and challenge the notion that ... read more

New rules to help reduce road works
Published : 01 May 2010

New guidance to make sure that companies who dig up the road replace it properly - reducing the risk of potholes forming - has been published ... read more

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