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The Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Tax Billing, Collection and Enforcement Functions) (Amendment) (England) Order 2013 SI 2013/502
Published : 28 March 2013

This order makes provision to enable a billing authority in relation to council tax to authorise another person, or that person’s employees, ... read more

The Non-Domestic Rating and Council Tax (Definition of Domestic Property and Dwelling) (England) Order 2013 SI 2013/468
Published : 28 March 2013

Section 66 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 describes domestic property (property which is not subject to non-domestic rates). Section ... read more

The Licensing Act 2003 (Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 SI 2013/432
Published : 28 March 2013

These Regulations amend the Licensing Act 2003 (Premises licences and club premises certificates) Regulations 2005 (SI 2005/42) (“the 2005 ... read more

The Universal Credit Regulations 2013 SI 2013/376
Published : 28 March 2013

These Regulations contain provisions in relation to universal credit under Part 1 of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 (c.5) (“the Act”). ... read more

The Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (Council Tax Increases) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 SI 2013/409
Published : 28 March 2013

In accordance with Chapter 4ZA of Part 1 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, a referendum must be held where a local authority in England ... read more

The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 c.10
Published : 28 March 2013

This Act repeals the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 (and linked legislation) and Part 1 of Vehicles (Crime) Act 2001, creating a revised regulatory ... read more

Advice line helps locals set up community pubs
Published : 28 March 2013

A pubs advice line has been launched by the Community Pubs Minister Brandon Lewis which will help to advise locals on how to take over their ... read more

Arts funding can pay dividends
Published : 28 March 2013

Council investment in arts and culture can provide returns of £4 for every £1 spent, according to the Local Government Association. ... read more

Residents trust council to improve services
Published : 28 March 2013

Nearly two thirds of residents trust their local council and 72 per cent are satisfied with the way services are run according to a new research ... read more

Lost in translation
Published : 28 March 2013

In new government guidance to councils, Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, is calling for an end to expensive, ... read more

Overwhelming yes for neighbourhood plan
Published : 28 March 2013

Don Foster, the Communities Minister, has announced a £9.5 million, two-year fund to support people in hundreds of areas across the country ... read more

Trade union funding
Published : 28 March 2013

Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government, has published advice on how local authorities can deliver sensible savings ... read more

Town hall pensions can invest more in local infrastructure
Published : 28 March 2013

Brandon Lewis, Local Government Minister, has announced a change to the law to permit councils to invest twice as much of their pension assets ... read more

Transition funding for council tax support
Published : 28 March 2013

All 195 billing authorities that bid for transition funding to help them in the first year of running Council Tax support will receive money. ... read more

12-month pay plan for council tax
Published : 28 March 2013

Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has alerted residents to bill changes that will allow them to pay their council over 12 months instead ... read more

Defra badger culls to go ahead
Published : 28 March 2013

Two pilot badger culls to tackle the spread of bovine TB will go ahead this summer in West Gloucestershire and West Somerset, the Environment ... read more

BIS offers more protection for whistleblowers
Published : 28 March 2013

The government has announced that the protections available to whistleblowers are to be strengthened further. The proposed amendment to the ... read more

Transport guidance for rural communities
Published : 28 March 2013

ACRE has published new transport guidance with the Community Transport Association (CTA), the leading national charity in the sector. It shows ... read more

Tackle six-figure pay packets
Published : 28 March 2013

Eric Pickles pried open local government pay and employment practices as he unveiled new transparency rules for six-figure salaries. Severance ... read more

Number of councils intending to freeze bills jumps
Published : 28 March 2013

Eric Pickles has praised all 219 councils adopting a ‘can-do’ attitude to freezing their Council Tax for residents. Latest government ... read more

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