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A local approach
Published : 01 April 2011

The Department of Energy and Climate Change and Local Government are working in partnership to tackle climate change. On 9th March Chris Huhne, ... read more

Age discrimination to be outlawed under new government plans
Published : 01 April 2011

Older people will receive new protection from discrimination under proposals published by the government. The plans will make it unlawful to ... read more

Audit Commission notes overall improvement in parish councils' financial reporting (not Wales)
Published : 01 April 2011

Parish councils serve around 15 million people in England and spend about £500 million a year. Audited accounts are the main way public ... read more

Audit Commission passes more cost savings on to public bodies in lower fees for 2011/12 (not Wales)
Published : 01 April 2011

The Audit Commission has completed a consultation on its proposed audit fees for health, local government and community safety organisations ... read more

Capitalisation guidance published to help councils deliver early savings (not Wales)
Published : 01 April 2011

To help councils deliver efficiency savings early through organisational restructuring, the Government is providing £300 million of flexibility ... read more

Citizen journalists & bloggers should be let in to public council meetings (not Wales)
Published : 01 April 2011

Councils should open up their public meetings to local news 'bloggers' and routinely allow online filming of public discussions as part of increasing ... read more

Government boosts hill farm & upland communities support (not Wales)
Published : 01 April 2011

A new Rural Community Broadband Fund expected to be worth up to £20 million is to be set up to help end the digital and social divide suffered ... read more

Green light for new trains & rail electrification
Published : 01 April 2011

Scotland, Wales, northern and south west England are to get a fleet of new trains and more reliable rail links to London, creating thousands ... read more

local council clerks & PAYE..... LEGAL NOTE
Published : 01 April 2011

Legal note: local council clerks and PAYE Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has issued guidance on local council clerks and the payment ... read more

More than £100 million of extra funding to repair winter potholes (not Wales)
Published : 01 April 2011

Councils in England will be given more than £100 million of extra funding to spend on repairing potholes, Transport Secretary Philip Hammond ... read more

New 2050 simulation puts power in public hands
Published : 01 April 2011

How would you meet our energy demands and reduce carbon emissions by 2050? Build 50 new nuclear power stations? Build 20,000 onshore wind ... read more

New Government Tourism Policy published
Published : 01 April 2011

A Government action plan to help the tourism industry achieve its potential as a central part of Britain's growth strategy has been published ... read more

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