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Do or die challenge for rural communities (not Wales)
Published : 01 September 2010

Britain's rural villages are at risk of dying unless radical action is taken to secure their future, it is being warned. A newly formed Rural ... read more

Alcohol consultation launched
Published : 01 September 2010

Proposals have been unveiled for new measures that would crack down on 'problem premises' and give more powers to local communities to influence ... read more

Audit Commission finds largest public sector pension scheme will need reform (not Wales)
Published : 01 September 2010

As Lord Hutton's review of public sector pensions gets under way, the Audit Commission has published the results of its research into the largest ... read more

Communities are ready for the Big Society
Published : 01 September 2010

Only a minority of people feel that they can influence local decisions or have engaged in some form of civic participation in the last year, ... read more

Cutting red tape for summer fetes (not Wales)
Published : 01 September 2010

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles wants to stem the flow of relentless form filling, high costs and red tape for organising summer street parties ... read more

Cutting red tape to give a green light for greener development
Published : 01 September 2010

The new Government is taking swift action to shorten and simplify environmental regulations so it is easier for developers to green-proof their ... read more

Defra announces changes to arm's length bodies
Published : 01 September 2010

Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman has announced reforms to over thirty of Defra's arm's length bodies. Defra has around 90 arm's length ... read more

Electoral Commission calls for action to ensure voter confidence
Published : 01 September 2010

The Electoral Commission has published its statutory report on the UK Parliamentary and English local elections on 6th May 2010. Although the ... read more

Eric Pickles to disband Audit Commission in new era of town hall transparency
Published : 01 September 2010

Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has announced plans to disband the Audit Commission and refocus audit on helping local ... read more

Fifteen new Marine Protected Areas
Published : 01 September 2010

Fifteen new marine protected areas have been designated, designed to protect important habitats and species. The UK Government has submitted ... read more

Garden grabbing concerns raised by new figures
Published : 01 September 2010

New figures have laid bare concerns over the dramatic increase in the number of 'gardens grabbed' for development in the last 12 years. Decentralisation ... read more

Getting level crossings law on track
Published : 01 September 2010

Level crossings present the largest single risk of catastrophic train accident in Great Britain. In a consultation, the Law Commissions of England, ... read more

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