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A fair deal for the voluntary & community sector - from Whitehall to town halls (not Wales)
Published : 01 October 2011

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has published guidance to local authorities on how to protect voluntary and community groups from disproportionate ... read more

Abolition of the Inland Waterways Advisory Council
Published : 01 October 2011

A consultation on the proposal to abolish the Inland Waterways Advisory Council (IWAC) has been published by Defra. The Government announced ... read more

Bowling greens to be given special protections under new planning rules (not Wales)
Published : 01 October 2011

Bowling enthusiasts will be able to use new powers to safeguard treasured bowling greens from the threat of development or closure, Secretary ... read more

Bringing an end to rush hour road works
Published : 01 October 2011

Innovative measures to cut the number of rush hour road works have been announced by Transport Secretary Philip Hammond. Under 'lane rental' ... read more

Carrier bag charge [Wales only]
Published : 01 October 2011

On 1 October Wales became the first UK country to introduce a charge for single use carrier bags. As a result of this it is hoped to see a 90% ... read more

Councils to lead local path to growth boosting jobs & firms (not Wales)
Published : 01 October 2011

Letting councils keep their own business rates will put all parts of the country on a stronger path to economic growth, Local Government Secretary ... read more

Environment regulations under the red tape spotlight
Published : 01 October 2011

Businesses up and down the country have been invited to contribute ideas on how the Government can cut red tape and regulatory burdens without ... read more

Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011
Published : 01 October 2011

Prime Ministers will no longer have the right to call a General Election at a time of their own choosing now that Parliament has enacted the ... read more

Government confirms commitment to create new charity to protect Britain's waterways
Published : 01 October 2011

The Government response to a consultation on proposals to move British Waterways from a public corporation to a new charity has been published. ... read more

Helping to meet a growing demand - new guide to help community orchards blossom (not Wales)
Published : 01 October 2011

A new, simple 'how to' guide for communities wanting to start up, share or save their own community orchards that could help reverse the national ... read more

Local ethical standards
Published : 01 October 2011

The National Association of Local Councils is backing moves to amend the Localism Bill to ensure there is a code of conduct which is mandatory ... read more

Marine Conservation Zone Project reaches a milestone
Published : 01 October 2011

Conservation for the UK's marine environment has taken a big step forward as four regional groups of sea users that form the 'Marine Conservation ... read more

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