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Avalanche of paperwork swamping town halls
Published : 01 November 2010

74,000 pages of rules and instructions have rained down on local government from Westminster in the past decade new research has revealed today ... read more

9,000 Parish Councils to be freed from archaic payment rules (not Wales)
Published : 01 November 2010

9,000 Parish Councils will be freed from old fashioned rules which force them to use out-dated payment methods such as cheques, so that they ... read more

Antisocial behaviour 'core business' says Theresa May
Published : 01 November 2010

A recent report shows antisocial behaviour has 'been sidelined' and 'victims let down,' according to Home Secretary Theresa May. The study by ... read more

Big Society strategy for charities, voluntary groups & social enterprises
Published : 01 November 2010

A strategy to support charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises has been unveiled by Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society. It is the ... read more

Call for councils to open books
Published : 01 November 2010

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has called for all councils to publish their spending over £500 online, reminding them that their January ... read more

Coalition planning decisions will shape our countryside for a generation
Published : 01 November 2010

In November the Government is expected to publish its plans for radical reform of the planning system, a significant part of its localism agenda ... read more

Depth & impact of fuel poverty amongst rural households (not Wales)
Published : 01 November 2010

A new study from the Rural Services Network (RSN) for the Commission for Rural Communities (CRC) highlights difficulties rural households may ... read more

Equality & Human Rights Commission launches guidance to help officials make fair financial decisio
Published : 01 November 2010

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a short, practical guide to help decision-makers put fairness and transparency at the heart ... read more

Equality & Human Rights Commission launches landmark report: How fair is Britain?
Published : 01 November 2010

A landmark report by the Commission paints a picture of a largely tolerant and open-minded society, in which some equality gaps have closed over ... read more

Government plans for new council housing deal
Published : 01 November 2010

Housing Minister Grant Shapps has committed the government to giving councils the financial freedom they need to offer a better deal to the four ... read more

Lord Young restores common sense to health & safety & the compensation culture
Published : 01 November 2010

Lord Young of Graffham, the Prime Minister's Adviser on Health and Safety Law and Practice, has published his report Common Sense, Common Safety, ... read more

Millions of homes at risk of becoming uninsurable against floods
Published : 01 November 2010

Millions of householders face the prospect of being unable to insure their homes against flooding without continued investment in flood risk ... read more

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