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Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 – village greens
Published : 24 June 2013

Introduction  1  In July 2011 the Government published a consultation on the registration of new town and village greens due to increasing ... read more

Local Audit and Accountability Bill
Published : 24 June 2013

 1    The Bill consists of seven Parts and 13 Schedules. The main provisions are as follows: The repeal of legislation under ... read more

Bill to reform intellectual property laws in the UK
Published : 24 June 2013

UK businesses who want to protect their products and technologies through patents and design rights will be better off as a result of a new Intellectual ... read more

Antisocial behaviour, policing and crime measures unveiled
Published : 24 June 2013

The government has introduced legislation to tackle antisocial behaviour, criminalise forced marriage and reform the police. A raft of measures ... read more

Bill today to tackle roadside litter
Published : 24 June 2013

Conservative Peer Lord Marlesford has introduced a Private Member’s Bill to the House of Lords which will close the loophole that allows ... read more

Equality and Human Rights Commission publishes new framework agreement with government
Published : 24 June 2013

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published a new framework document which sets out its relationship with government and how it operates ... read more

Equality and Human Rights Commission publishes new framework agreement with government
Published : 24 June 2013

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published a new framework document which sets out its relationship with government and how it operates ... read more

European Commission proposes new practical rights for all EU citizens
Published : 24 June 2013

Improved online consumer rights, a quality framework for work traineeships and an EU-wide disability card granting access to disabled facilities ... read more

European Commission proposes new practical rights for all EU citizens
Published : 24 June 2013

Improved online consumer rights, a quality framework for work traineeships and an EU-wide disability card granting access to disabled facilities ... read more

Local newspaper week marked by end of “town hall Pravdas”
Published : 24 June 2013

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has thrown his support behind Local Newspaper Week with a new law that will enshrine free press and help independent ... read more

NALC and local councils to play key role in supporting community action
Published : 24 June 2013

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) welcomes the Government announcement on the Sustainable Communities Act 2007, which means that ... read more

Minister calls for pensions review
Published : 24 June 2013

Brandon Lewis MP, Minister for Local Government, has issued a call for evidence on the future shape and size of local government pension funds. ... read more

Charity Commission reissues warning to charities linked to business rates relief
Published : 24 June 2013

The Charity Commission has reissued an alert for charities about the risks when getting involved in arrangements to enter into tenancy agreements ... read more

Roadworks taskforce focuses on quality and compensation
Published : 24 June 2013

A new roadworks taskforce has resolved to improve the performance of those undertaking roadworks and make claiming compensation easier for small ... read more

International accolade for the Open Spaces Society
Published : 24 June 2013

The Open Spaces Society has won a prestigious international award for our work on common land. The general secretary, Kate Ashbrook, will receive ... read more

Essential reading for village hall volunteers
Published : 24 June 2013

An updated suite of seven essential documents for the volunteers who manage England’s 10,000 village halls is now available from ACRE (Action ... read more

New rights for park home residents
Published : 24 June 2013

New rights will give park home residents the protection they need from unscrupulous site owners, says Communities Secretary Eric Pickles. The ... read more

New permitted development rules could drain the life from high streets
Published : 24 June 2013

Planning rules which came into force in England on 30 May will significantly reduce people’s ability to have a say on important changes ... read more

Parish Council Precepts (England)
Published : 24 June 2013

According to latest Government statistics there are over 11,000 parishes in England of which 9,967 can raise a precept, although only 9,046 did ... read more

Britain’s bins contain millions of pounds of untapped riches
Published : 24 June 2013

The nation’s rubbish is a gold mine which could earn local authorities and their residents an extra £1 billion by 2020 to help reduce ... read more

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