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£250 million for councils to support weekly bin collections (not Wales)
Published : 01 November 2011

A new fund of up to £250 million to support councils to deliver a weekly collection of household waste and improve the environment has ... read more

Bereaved families forced to pay 'death tax' before being allowed to hold funerals
Published : 01 November 2011

Bereaved families across the country could be hit with a new 'death tax' before being allowed to bury their loved ones under a scheme which could ... read more

Carolyn Downs to be new Chief Executive of Local Government Association
Published : 01 November 2011

The political leadership of the Local Government Association has appointed Carolyn Downs as new Chief Executive of the organisation. She is currently ... read more

Council tax freeze
Published : 01 November 2011

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced new support for local authorities to help them freeze council tax next year. The Government has ... read more

Council transparency (not Wales)
Published : 01 November 2011

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has published the final Code of Recommended Practice for council transparency which will help reveal the fine ... read more

Councils submit pension reform proposal to Secretary of State
Published : 01 November 2011

The Local Government (LG) Group has submitted its proposals for reform of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) to ministers. The letter ... read more

Government helping high streets to thrive with support for local shops (not Wales)
Published : 01 November 2011

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has told retailers they were the lifeblood of the British economy and the Government would do everything it ... read more

Government on track to provide land for 100,000 new homes
Published : 01 November 2011

Housing Minister Grant Shapps has highlighted the rapid progress of Government plans to release formerly-used public land with enough capacity ... read more

Green light for trams
Published : 01 November 2011

Light rail has a future in this country if capital costs can be reduced, Local Transport Minister Norman Baker said today as he published a review ... read more

Heritage, Localism & the Big Society (not Wales)
Published : 01 November 2011

The historic environment is the Big Society in action, helping to build communities and giving people a real investment in the past, present ... read more

LGA victory on EU fines
Published : 01 November 2011

In its original form the Localism Bill gave ministers sole power to force councils to pay fines levied by the EU against the UK Government for ... read more

Local Government Pension Scheme consultation begins
Published : 01 November 2011

A statutory consultation proposing changes to local government pensions that deliver fair cost savings has been published by the Department for ... read more

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