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£14 million to empower communities & build safer neighbourhoods
Published : 01 September 2011

Two new funds totalling £14 million are being made available to the voluntary sector to empower communities to take action against crime ... read more

Armchair auditors should act on their rights to inspect Town Hall books (not Wales)
Published : 01 September 2011

A new online search engine has been launched which shows local taxpayers when they can inspect their council's detailed financial spending and ... read more

Audit Commission to outsource audit practice next year (not Wales)
Published : 01 September 2011

The Audit Commission will outsource all its in-house local public audit work to the private sector in the next financial year. Ministers have ... read more

Badgers & bovine tuberculosis (not Wales)
Published : 01 September 2011

On 19 July 2011, the Government announced a nine week Consultation on Guidance to Natural England, on the implementation and enforcement of a ... read more

Coastal communities to receive a multi-million pound boost
Published : 01 September 2011

Coastal communities across the United Kingdom will receive a multi-million pound boost each year from a new Coastal Communities Fund, the Chancellor ... read more

Councils freed from begging bowl put on path to growth: boost to local jobs & local firms under ra
Published : 01 September 2011

Councils will get to keep their own business rates under new local government financing proposals that will be fair and benefit those that grow ... read more

Department for Communities & Local Government publishes 2010-11 Annual Report & Accounts [not Wa
Published : 01 September 2011

The Department for Communities and Local Government has published its Annual Report and Accounts for the 2010-11 financial year. Since the Coalition ... read more

Disposal of land by local councils
Published : 01 September 2011

General The basic law is to be found in section 127 of the Local Government Act (LGA) 1972. This provides that a local council, and the trustees ... read more

Equality & Human Rights Commission launches human rights resource for public sector
Published : 01 September 2011

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a new online resource about human rights to help public sector bodies in England and Wales ... read more

First public property map - councils could save billions (not Wales)
Published : 01 September 2011

Councils and other public bodies should publish asset lists that will help to identify billions of pounds of potential savings and protect frontline ... read more

High streets get boost from fairer parking (not Wales)
Published : 01 September 2011

Centrally imposed limits on town centre parking spaces will be scrapped helping to provide a big boost to struggling high streets, Communities ... read more

Lawful Development Certificates
Published : 01 September 2011

Lawful Development Certificates Introduction 1. The system of 'lawful development certificates' enables local planning authorities, when the ... read more

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