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The Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 (Commencement No. 1 and Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2013. SI2013 1124 (C.49)
Published : 28 May 2013

This Order brings into force (in relation to England) on the day after the date on which the Order is made section 1 of, and Schedule 1 to, the ... read more

The Town and Country Planning (Compensation) (England) Regulations 2013. SI 2013 1102
Published : 28 May 2013

These Regulations amend and consolidate the Town and Country Planning (Compensation) (England) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/749), which are revoked ... read more

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2013.SI 2013 1101
Published : 28 May 2013

This Order amends, in England, the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (SI 1995/418) (“the 1995 Order”). ... read more

The Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) Regulations 2013. SI 2013 982
Published : 28 May 2013

Part 11 of the Planning Act 2008 provides for the imposition of a charge known as the Community Infrastructure Levy. These Regulations amend ... read more

The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2013. SI 2013 969 (C.39)
Published : 28 May 2013

This Order brings into force, on the day after the day on which it is made, section 6 of the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 ... read more

Fire and rescue service savings
Published : 28 May 2013

An independent report by Sir Ken Knight highlights the scope for the fire and rescue services to find millions in savings whilst safeguarding ... read more

New project launched to protect oak trees from harmful caterpillar
Published : 28 May 2013

The Government has allocated an extra £1.5 million to protect oak trees from a destructive moth, Environment Minister Lord de Mauley announced. ... read more

Council employees offered 1% pay increase
Published : 28 May 2013

The National Employers, who negotiate pay, terms and conditions on behalf of 350 local authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, made ... read more

Neighbourhood Planning grants for local groups
Published : 28 May 2013

From the beginning of May, Neighbourhood Planning is offering grants of up to £7,000 to neighbourhood planning groups, including town and ... read more

Pickles wants England to reclaim historic county names
Published : 28 May 2013

Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, has pledged to resurrect historic county names that stopped being used nearly 40 years ago as part of ... read more

Neighbourhood Planning Update Spring 2013
Published : 28 May 2013

The Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) has produced its latest update on Neighbourhood Planning which will be particularly interesting ... read more

Two more communities vote in favour of their neighbourhood plan
Published : 28 May 2013

Plans by local people to boost housebuilding in their areas were approved when communities in two towns voted ‘yes’ for their neighbourhood ... read more

Seven towns to receive share of 1 million High Street Renewal Award
Published : 28 May 2013

Communities in seven towns across the country are being recognised for the innovative ways in which they have revitalised their high streets, ... read more

Funding opportunities
Published : 28 May 2013

Below is a summary of various current external funding opportunities for community organisations and, in some cases, local councils: National ... read more

Council Tax Support Grant, electronic payments, electronic agendas and the Parish Precepts Bill
Published : 28 May 2013

At a recent meeting of the All Party Parliamentary group on local democracy at which NALC and other local council representatives gave evidence, ... read more

MP leads national campaign for parish financing
Published : 28 May 2013

Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and the Border, and chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Local Democracy, led a national campaign for ... read more

Individual Electoral Representation
Published : 28 May 2013

The introduction of Individual Electoral Registration throughout the UK has begun, and the first steps are being taken to ensure the scheme is ... read more

Pub companies and tenants: making it easier to trade
Published : 28 May 2013

CONSULTATIONS The Government is keen to support a thriving and diverse pubs’ sector. There have been longstanding and serious concerns ... read more

Gangmasters Licensing Authority
Published : 28 May 2013

This consultation is to seek views on the Government’s plans to change legislation relating to the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA). ... read more

Reforming environmental guidance and information obligations
Published : 28 May 2013

Defra is starting work with environmental regulators (for example, the Environment Agency and Natural England) and other Government Departments ... read more

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