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Accounts & Audit (England) Regulations 2011
Published : 01 May 2011

Introduction New accounts and audit regulations have been made for England. These are the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/817), ... read more

Backdoor' bin charging not allowed (not Wales)
Published : 01 May 2011

The Government has reminded local councils not to exceed their legal powers by imposing 'backdoor' bin taxes. In a joint letter to all councils, ... read more

Big Tree Plant hits 100,000 milestone (not Wales)
Published : 01 May 2011

The Big Tree Plant campaign has reached the landmark of 100,000 planted trees. The Big Tree Plant was launched in December 2010 and brings together ... read more

Boost for voluntary & community groups as funding is extended (not Wales)
Published : 01 May 2011

Decentralisation Minister Greg Clark has confirmed that funding for vital community projects through the Communitybuilders scheme will continue ... read more

Budget measures to support giving
Published : 01 May 2011

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, has announced a package of measures to support giving. Delivering what he called a 'Budget ... read more

Campaign to shine a light on new energy labelling
Published : 01 May 2011

From 20th June consumers will see a new energy saving rating label when buying TVs, washing machines, dishwashers and fridge freezers to help ... read more

Councils to save millions through shared services
Published : 01 May 2011

Sharing chief executives, merging back offices and joining forces to procure goods and services will save councils hundreds of millions of pounds ... read more

Councils urged to tackle road works disruption (not Wales)
Published : 01 May 2011

Local authorities are being urged by Regional and Local Transport Minister Norman Baker to consider the use of permit schemes that help to reduce ... read more

European Commission approves £180 million of government support to the UK Post Office
Published : 01 May 2011

The European Commission has authorised £180 million of public funding for the UK Post Office to be used for its network of Post Offices ... read more

Free advice for communities to support neighbourhood planning (not Wales)
Published : 01 May 2011

Communities are getting a supportive boost to help make their neighbourhood vision a reality through a new scheme offering free access to expert ... read more

Government approves new £6.08 minimum wage rate
Published : 01 May 2011

The Government has accepted the independent Low Pay Commission's (LPC) recommendations for this year's National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates. The ... read more

Government consults on plans to increase accountability & efficiency in local auditing (not Wales)
Published : 01 May 2011

Proposals for establishing a new decentralised, local audit regime that will replace the Audit Commission have been set out for consultation. ... read more

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