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A million more trees by 2015: Defra pledge on track (not Wales)
Published : 01 February 2012

A million more trees by 2015: Defra pledge on track (not Wales) One year since its pledge was launched and the Government is already on target ... read more

A new era in policing
Published : 01 February 2012

A new era in policing Exactly one year before Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) take office, the Policing Minister, Nick Herbert, has called ... read more

Arrangements relating to the abolition of Standards for England (not Wales)
Published : 01 February 2012

Arrangements relating to the abolition of Standards for England (not Wales) It is the government's intention to effect the abolition of theStandards ... read more

Britain to have new national high-speed rail network
Published : 01 February 2012

Britain to have new national high-speed rail network Britain will have a national high speed rail network providing vital new capacity and faster ... read more

Commission on the consequences of devolution for the House of Commons established
Published : 01 February 2012

Commission on the consequences of devolution for the House of Commons established The Cabinet Office has announced the establishment of the new ... read more

Community Budget pilots move one step closer as shortlisted areas named (not Wales)
Published : 01 February 2012

Community Budget pilots move one step closer as shortlisted areas named (not Wales) In October 2011 the Communities Secretary announced details ... read more

Councils are coping with reduced funding, at least for now
Published : 01 February 2012

Councils are coping with reduced funding, at least for now Most councils are managing well in the face of unprecedented reductions to their income, ... read more

Cutting red tape that stops the public from flying flags (not Wales)
Published : 01 February 2012

Cutting red tape that stops the public from flying flags (not Wales) Eric Pickles has announced proposals to make it easier for people to fly ... read more

Date set for elected city mayors (not Wales)
Published : 01 February 2012

Date set for elected city mayors (not Wales) England's largest cities moved closer to deciding on directly elected mayors today after Cities ... read more

Difficult choices to be made as England's councils prepare for 'inevitable' job losses (not Wales)
Published : 01 February 2012

Difficult choices to be made as England's councils prepare for 'inevitable' job losses (not Wales) With an annual paybill of almost £30 ... read more

False 'village green' claims made on car parks & beach huts
Published : 01 February 2012

False 'village green' claims made on car parks and beach huts Campaigners exploiting planning rules by claiming beach huts and car parks are ... read more

Gratuities Update
Published : 01 February 2012

Gratuities Update The Court of Appeal case of Nicholls v London Borough of Greenwich 2003 EWCA Civ 416 held that a contract for a retirement ... read more

Historic powers in the Localism Act pass down to communities
Published : 01 February 2012

Historic powers in the Localism Act pass down to communities A host of new powers to put communities back in charge of their own affairs has ... read more

New assessment shows risks of no action on climate change
Published : 01 February 2012

New assessment shows risks of no action on climate change The results of a major new scientific assessment of climate change have been published ... read more

New powers for public to stop council tax rises this year (not Wales)
Published : 01 February 2012

New powers for public to stop council tax rises this year (not Wales) A new 'local tax lock' that allows people a vote to stop council tax going ... read more

New site funding offers fairer deal for travellers & the settled community (not Wales)
Published : 01 February 2012

New site funding offers fairer deal for travellers and the settled community (not Wales) Communities Minister Andrew Stunell has announced the ... read more

New strategy to deliver homes & strengthen the economy
Published : 01 February 2012

New strategy to deliver homes and strengthen the economy An ambitious new strategy to tackle the housing shortage, boost the economy, create ... read more

New survey finds public want farmers to be custodians of the landscape for future generations
Published : 01 February 2012

New survey finds public want farmers to be custodians of the landscape for future generations A new survey finds well over four out of five ... read more

OSS responds to local government association's attack on new village greens
Published : 01 February 2012

OSS responds to local government association's attack on new village greens We have responded robustly to an outburst from the Local Government ... read more

Public given chance to vote off the weakest regulations
Published : 01 February 2012

Public given chance to vote off the weakest regulations Communities Minister Baroness Hanham is asking people to vote out policies they think ... read more

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