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£1 billion fund to help regional business (not Wales)
Published : 01 August 2010

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has launched a £1 billion Regional Growth Fund to help areas and communities at risk of being particularly ... read more

£10 million grants for UK offshore wind technology
Published : 01 August 2010

The first round of grants since the Budget for developing next-generation offshore wind technology has been announced today by the Department ... read more

£15 million Government funding for green buses
Published : 01 August 2010

Over 150 new low carbon buses will join fleets throughout England saving around 50,000 tonnes of CO2 thanks to £15 million of additional ... read more

Alternative funding sources needed for future flood defences
Published : 01 August 2010

Future investment in flood defences will require greater contributions from communities and businesses, Environment Agency Chief Executive Dr ... read more

Call to arms in battle against red tape
Published : 01 August 2010

The Government has issued a call to arms against pointless regulation and unnecessary bureaucracy. It has launched a new Your Freedom website ... read more

Call to cut planning & consents red tape
Published : 01 August 2010

Proposals for simplifying the planning and consents environment, encouraging development and growth and cutting the amount of red tape faced ... read more

Changes to police search powers
Published : 01 August 2010

Home Secretary Theresa May has told Parliament that the government will change how stop and search powers under section 44 of the Terrorism Act ... read more

Cutting council paperwork (not Wales)
Published : 01 August 2010

Local Government Minister Grant Shapps has given councils the freedom to improve how they are run without holding expensive and extensive consultations. ... read more

Eric Pickles to stop 'propaganda on the rates' killing off local newspapers
Published : 01 August 2010

Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has announced a toughening up of rules governing taxpayer-funded council newspapers. The goal is to ensure ... read more

Eric Pickles unveils radical plan for town halls to help cut red tape
Published : 01 August 2010

A radical plan to banish nonsense red tape and repeal unnecessary laws has been unveiled by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles. In a speech to ... read more

EU audit of agri-environment schemes in England (not Wales)
Published : 01 August 2010

Defra is making changes to the way farmers are paid for protecting the environment, after an EU audit of England's agri-environment schemes. ... read more

Greater co-operation through new compact toolkit
Published : 01 August 2010

'A new 'Compact Toolkit' offering help and guidance to those keen to build greater working relationships with parish councils has been launched. ... read more

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