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June Edition

Queen’s Speech 2012 Full list of Bills
Published : 25 May 2012

Banking Reform Bill Care and Support Bill (draft) Children and Families Bill Communications Data Bill (draft) Crime and Courts Bill Croatia Accession ... read more

Draft Local Audit Bill [not Wales]
Published : 25 May 2012

The purpose of the draft Bill is to abolish the Audit Commission and set out the new regulatory framework for the audit of local public bodies. ... read more

New plans to simplify recording rights of way [not Wales]
Published : 25 May 2012

New proposals to modernise the process of recording rights of way, developed in consultation with groups such as the Ramblers and Country Land ... read more

Clampdown on dangerous dogs
Published : 25 May 2012

Dangerous dogs and the people who fail to control them face a new clampdown in order to protect the public, Defra Minister of State Jim Paice ... read more

Promoting Local Democracy: Welsh Government White Paper [Wales only]
Published : 25 May 2012

Introduction  1 The First Minister for Wales published the Programme for Government on 27 September 2011, which contains at Chapter 2, ... read more

Local government ombudsman to champion residents’ cause [not Wales]
Published : 25 May 2012

A Chairman and Vice Chairman Ombudsman who will lead a more customer-focused Commission that champions the rights of redress for local residents ... read more

Government introduces legislation for individual electoral registration
Published : 25 May 2012

The Government has published the Electoral Registration and Administration Bill, which, if passed, will tackle electoral fraud by speeding up ... read more

Audit of small bodies and scales of fees 2012/13 to 2016/17 [not Wales]
Published : 25 May 2012

Audit of small bodies and scales of fees 2012/13 to 2016/17 not Wales  Introduction  1  This document provides information on ... read more

Countryside caught in a hurricane of new wind turbines
Published : 25 May 2012

Onshore wind mapping shows exponential growth in wind turbine planning applications leaving local communities struggling to safeguard valued ... read more

National fraud-busting initiative on course to exceed £1 billion payback to the public purse [not Wales]
Published : 25 May 2012

The National Fraud Initiative (NFI), a sophisticated data matching system, has already helped to identify £939 million worth of fraud, ... read more

Revamped Right to Buy to deliver thousands of new homes [not Wales]
Published : 25 May 2012

Details of how thousands of new affordable homes will be built using the cash proceeds from the Government’s reinvigorated Right to Buy ... read more

Highway Code app launched to improve road safety
Published : 25 May 2012

One of Britain’s most iconic publications is undergoing a digital revolution. Transport Secretary, Justine Greening, marks the Highway ... read more

LGA launches offer for police and crime commissioners
Published : 25 May 2012

With six months to go until elections, the Local Government Association has set out a comprehensive offer of support to incoming police and crime ... read more

Consultation begins on managing National Trails more flexibly [not Wales]
Published : 25 May 2012

Natural England has written to over 160 outdoor organisations and local authorities to ask their views about proposals to alter the ways National ... read more

HLS agreement recognises the vital role of commoners to the future of Dartmoor [not Wales]
Published : 25 May 2012

The much-loved natural landscape of The Forest of Dartmoor will benefit from a landmark conservation and farming agreement officially launched ... read more