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A fair deal for the travelling & settled community
Published : 01 October 2010

Travellers who play by the rules will get the same rights as other mobile home residents and could benefit from more authorised sites under plans ... read more

Bureaucracy for summer fetes removed
Published : 01 October 2010

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has succeeded in his quest to ban the reams of forms, high costs and red tape getting in the way of communities ... read more

Charity Commission consults about online plans
Published : 01 October 2010

The Charity Commission, the regulator of charities in England and Wales, is consulting on plans to make a range of its services accessible online ... read more

Councils can generate income without turning motorists into cash cows
Published : 01 October 2010

Councils that are offering MOTs rather than wielding the wheel clamp and waging war on motorists are showing how it is possible to earn income ... read more

Councils get power to decide how best to support service improvements
Published : 01 October 2010

A major new 'localism' proposal to cut red tape and hand over financial control of council service improvements and training to local government ... read more

Councils urged to cut street clutter
Published : 01 October 2010

Councils have been urged to get rid of unnecessary signs, railings and advertising hoardings in a bid to make streets tidier and less confusing ... read more

Cuts without reform will leave £20 billion shortfall at the frontline
Published : 01 October 2010

Frontline council services face a funding shortfall of up to £20 billion a year by 2015 if budget cuts in the Government's spending review ... read more

Electric dreams move a step closer to reality
Published : 01 October 2010

Mass market electric cars have moved a step closer as Transport Secretary Philip Hammond awarded £24 million to further develop the UK's ... read more

Government publishes Hooper Royal Mail update
Published : 01 October 2010

The Government has published Richard Hooper's update to his December 2008 report on the maintenance of the universal postal service in the UK. ... read more

Law Commission says Government agencies could seek alternatives to criminal prosecutions
Published : 01 October 2010

The number of criminal offences used by Government departments and agencies could be reduced, according to the Law Commission. In a consultation ... read more

Local control essential to prevent soaring bus subsidies
Published : 01 October 2010

Escalating bus subsidies will cost an extra £1.3 billion pounds of public money over the next five years unless the system is reformed ... read more

New measures to control Bovine TB in badgers
Published : 01 October 2010

Proposals for additional measures to help control bovine tuberculosis in cattle have been published for public consultation by Agriculture Minister ... read more

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