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The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2012 (SI 2012/1956)
Published : 28 September 2012

This Order is the first Commencement Order made under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (c. 10). Article 2 brought ... read more

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Order 2012 (SI 2012/2257) [not Wales]
Published : 28 September 2012

This Order amends, in England, Part 3 of Schedule 2 to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/418). ... read more

The Cabinet as at 6 September 2012
Published : 28 September 2012

Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service Rt Hon David Cameron MP (Con)     Deputy Prime Minister, ... read more

Helping train operators improve services for cyclists
Published : 28 September 2012

A new Cycle-Rail Toolkit to aid train operators and make it easier for people to combine cycling with rail travel has been launched by Transport ... read more

Major clampdown launched on ‘beds in sheds’
Published : 28 September 2012

Ministers have launched a major clampdown on rogue landlords to bring an end to suburban shanty towns that trap vulnerable people in dangerous ... read more

Town Team partners to benefit from multi-million pound support
Published : 28 September 2012

Local Government Minister Grant Shapps announced a package of Government support for local high streets. The Minister has urged MPs whose towns ... read more

Cash boost for communities supporting neighbourhood planning [not Wales]
Published : 28 September 2012

New funding to help communities bring jobs and homes to their neighbourhood using improved planning powers has been announced by Planning Minister ... read more

Clamp down on illegal encampments [not Wales]
Published : 28 September 2012

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has called on councils to clamp down on illegal encampments and to stop unauthorised traveller sites being ... read more

Town halls must tackle £1 billion council tax benefit fraud and error through localisation [not Wales]
Published : 28 September 2012

Local authorities must get to grips with the £200 million of Council Tax Benefit lost each year through fraud and error so they can fully ... read more

Planting the seeds for community grown food [not Wales]
Published : 28 September 2012

New, simple ‘how to’ advice to inspire communities to spot a plot of disused green spaces in their local area to use for food growing ... read more

Common sense planning reform to create more homes and boost the high street [not Wales]
Published : 28 September 2012

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has approved a new measure that will increase the number of homes in town centres and help increase footfall ... read more

Owen Paterson MP [not Wales]
Published : 28 September 2012

The Rt. Hon. Owen Paterson MP was appointed as Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on 4 September 2012. Portfolio ... read more

New ‘contract’ to give rural communities power to hold Government to account on rural growth [not Wales]
Published : 28 September 2012

Rural England has new power to hold the Government to account on its promise to grow the rural economy and support thriving rural communities, ... read more

Only by working together will we eradicate bovine TB [not Wales]
Published : 28 September 2012

In England we already have tough measures that are helping stop the spread of bovine TB. We restrict cattle movement, regularly administer robust ... read more

Councils’ record planning permissions create a 400,000 new home building backlog
Published : 28 September 2012

New research published by the Local Government Association reveals a bumper building backlog of 400,000 new homes which have received planning ... read more

Employers and unions back new pension scheme
Published : 28 September 2012

Consultations undertaken by the Local Government Association (LGA), UNISON, GMB and Unite have overwhelmingly approved the proposals for a reformed ... read more

New resource for communities wanting to set up a community shop [not Wales]
Published : 28 September 2012

A new resource providing an introduction to community shops and how to establish them has been published for use alongside ACRE’s Community ... read more

Plan to boost British housebuilding, jobs and the economy
Published : 28 September 2012

The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, alongside the Communities Secretary Eric Pickles, have set out a major housing and planning package ... read more

Ministerial team at the Department for Communities and Local Government [not Wales]
Published : 28 September 2012

The Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government   The Rt Hon Baroness Warsi PC Minister for Faith and ... read more

Independent report recommends improvements to planning in Wales [Wales only]
Published : 28 September 2012

An independent report setting out how the planning system in Wales could be improved has been published by the Welsh Government. The report is ... read more

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