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Repeal of “two signatories” rule
Published : 30 November 2012

The Order repealing section 150(5) of the Local Government Act 1972 - the requirement that cheques need to be signed by two members - is now ... read more

Councillors need DPI dispensations to take part in precept decisions [not Wales]
Published : 30 November 2012

As well as repealing the legislation relating to the former Code of Conduct, the Localism Act 2011 also repealed the general dispensation permitting ... read more

Local Government pay claim 2013/14
Published : 30 November 2012

The NJC Trade Union Side has submitted the following claim to the Local Government Employers for a pay increase in 2013-2014: A substantial flat ... read more

Bathing water standards published [not Wales]
Published : 30 November 2012

New figures that show which of England’s bathing waters have met strict quality standards have been published by Defra. The figures show ... read more

£10 million to spur on innovation in offshore wind
Published : 30 November 2012

Innovators with novel ideas to reduce the cost of offshore wind energy are being invited to get their ideas off the drawing board and into turbines ... read more

Local Government Finance legislation gains Royal Assent [not Wales]
Published : 30 November 2012

Government reforms to transfer economic power from Whitehall to Town Hall that could potentially grow the country by over £10 billion have ... read more

Planning changes could lead to a mobile phone mast ‘free for all’
Published : 30 November 2012

Residents and local authorities could be left powerless to have a say on where mobile phone masts are sited under new Government proposals to ... read more

Judicial review changes unfair, unfounded, undemocratic
Published : 30 November 2012

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has strongly attacked plans announced by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to reform processes ... read more

Government heralds energy efficiency revolution
Published : 30 November 2012

A transformation in the way energy is used across the UK economy could help boost growth and jobs, and investing in energy efficiency could save ... read more

The transition to Inside Government on GOV.UK
Published : 30 November 2012

The DfT corporate website was replaced on 15 November. The new home will be www.gov.uk/dft. The www.dft.gov.uk web address will still work and ... read more

Call to use local markets
Published : 30 November 2012

Local Growth Minister Mark Prisk has called on communities and budding entrepreneurs to back their local markets well into the New Year, as part ... read more

Action on ash tree disease Chalara
Published : 30 November 2012

The effort to address the ash tree disease Chalara will mobilise the general public and focus attention on trees that show resistance to the ... read more

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