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The Assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012 SI 2012/2421) [not Wales]
Published : 30 October 2012

Chapter 3 of Part 5 of the Localism Act 2011 (“the Act”) makes provision for England and Wales in relation to assets of community ... read more

The Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (SI 212 No. 2372) [not Wales]
Published : 30 October 2012

These Regulations amend the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007 (“the 2007 Regulations”) ... read more

Public Liability for tree root damage
Published : 30 October 2012

Berent v (1) Family Mosaic Housing (Incorporating Mosaic Housing Association) and (2) Islington London Borough Council Court of Appeal This ... read more

New chairman appointed to close down the Audit Commission [not Wales]
Published : 30 October 2012

Jeremy Newman will be the new Chairman of the Audit Commission in the lead up to its abolition, Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has announced. ... read more

Greater rights for motorists
Published : 30 October 2012

From 1 October motorists have been given greater rights as new laws banning wheel clamping and towing take effect. It is now an offence to clamp, ... read more

Review of e-books in public libraries
Published : 30 October 2012

A clear strategy is needed if more libraries are to adopt E-lending across England, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has said. He has launched a review ... read more

National Minimum Wage rises from 1 October 2012
Published : 30 October 2012

From Monday 1 October 2012 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rose in accordance with the recommendations set out by the Low Pay Commission in its ... read more

Equality and Human Rights Commission welcomes age regulations
Published : 30 October 2012

The Equality and Human Rights Commission welcomes the ban on age discrimination in services which came into force on 1 October in England, Wales ... read more

Local government embraces social media
Published : 30 October 2012

Councils are being offered a new way to alert residents to the fact they have embraced social media, with the national launch of the Social Media ... read more

£700 million now recovered from failed Iceland banks
Published : 30 October 2012

Local authorities today retrieved a further £25 million of taxpayers’ money from failed Icelandic bank, Landsbanki, courtesy of their ... read more

Third year of council tax freeze announced [not Wales]
Published : 30 October 2012

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced new support for local authorities in England to help them freeze council tax for a further year ... read more

Government plans could lead to ‘unsightly, out of place development’, councils warn
Published : 30 October 2012

Thousands of home extensions, which were previously blocked because they were unsightly, out of character with a local area or invaded neighbours’ ... read more

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