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Two new members of the Competition Commission appointed
Published : 23 January 2013

Rt Hon. Dame Janet Paraskeva DBE was appointed as the first Chair of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission in November 2007 and the ... read more

New team to lead NALC
Published : 23 January 2013

A new chairman, Cllr Ken Browse, and two vice-chairmen, Cllr Deryck Nash and Cllr Richard Parry will lead the National Association of Local Councils ... read more

Sir Harry Studholme appointed interim chairman of Forestry Commission
Published : 23 January 2013

Forestry Commissioner Sir Harry Studholme has been appointed interim Chair of the Board of Forestry Commissioners until 30 June 2013. Sir Harry ... read more

New Year Honours List 2013
Published : 23 January 2013

The work of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and its partners and stakeholders was recognised in the New Year Honours ... read more

Boost for business as government sets out plans to update employment legislation
Published : 23 January 2013

CONSULTATIONS Changes to collective redundancies rules to help employees and businesses have been announced by the Employment Relations Minister, ... read more

New speed limit guidelines for councils
Published : 23 January 2013

Following a consultation, new guidance has been published to help local councils across England set more appropriate speed limits on local roads ... read more

CD247 - Public consultation on a National Local Authority Enforcement Code – Health and Safety at Work, England, Scotland and Wales.
Published : 23 January 2013

This consultation sets out proposals for a National Local Authority Enforcement Code (the Code). The Code has been developed in response to the ... read more

Dog control draft Bill
Published : 23 January 2013

The Welsh Government wants to improve dog welfare by promoting responsible ownership to prevent dogs from becoming out of control. This consultation ... read more

Government seeks views on proposed Marine Conservation Zones
Published : 23 January 2013

The Government is pressing ahead with its plans to create Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) to protect the UK’s rich marine environment. ... read more

Bureaucracy busting boost for street traders
Published : 23 January 2013

A consultation on pedlary and street trading includes proposals to get rid of the Pedlars Act (1871) and make changes to street trading laws ... read more

Unconventional fossil fuels (eg shale gas) in Europe
Published : 23 January 2013

Target groups: Contributions are particularly sought from the oil and gas sector, environmental non-governmental organisations, geological surveys, ... read more

Plans for traineeship to help young people into work
Published : 23 January 2013

Skills Minister Matthew Hancock has set out plans for a traineeships programme to be launched later this year for 16-24 year-olds. It will provide ... read more

The Energy Act 2011 (Amendment) (Energy Performance of Buildings) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/3170)
Published : 23 January 2013

Came into force 25 January 2013 These Regulations amend section 11 of the Energy Act 2011 (c.16) alongside a major revision of the way it is ... read more

The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 (Commencement) Order 2012 (SI 2012/3173)(C.124)
Published : 23 January 2013

Came into force 31 January 2013 This Order brings into force sections 1 and 2 of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012. These sections ... read more

The Welsh Language Schemes (Public Bodies) Order 2012 (2012/3095)(W.312)
Published : 23 January 2013

Came into force 4 January 2013 Under Part II of the Welsh Language Act 1993 (“the Act”) the Welsh Language Board may give notice ... read more

The Wireless Telegraphy (Limitation of Number of Licences) Order 2012 (SI2012/3138)
Published : 23 January 2013

Came into force 4 January 2013 This Order specifies frequencies for which the Office of Communications (“OFCOM”) will grant wireless ... read more

The Children (Secure Accommodation) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/314)
Published : 23 January 2013

Came into force 11 January 2013 These Regulations amend the Children (Secure Accommodation) Regulations 1991 (“the 1991 Regulations”) ... read more

The Care Council for Wales (Appointment, Membership and Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (2012/3023) (W.307)
Published : 23 January 2013

Came into force 1 January 2013 These Regulations amend the Care Council for Wales (Appointment, Membership and Procedure) Regulations 2001 to ... read more

The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) (Amendment No. 3) Order 2012 (SI 2012/3109) [not Wales]
Published : 23 January 2013

Came into force 31 January 2013 Article 3 of this Order amends article 4 of the Development Management Procedure Order which sets out the requirements ... read more

The Building (Repeal of Provisions of Local Acts) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/3124)
Published : 23 January 2013

Came into force 9 January 2013 These Regulations repeal certain provisions in local Acts in England relating to fire precautions in car parks, ... read more

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