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The Bathing Water Regulations 2013. SI2013/1675
Published : 25 July 2013

These Regulations revoke and replace the Bathing Water Regulations 2008 and implement, in England and Wales only, Directive 2006/7/EC of the ... read more

Draft Deregulation Bill
Published : 25 July 2013

Publication of the draft Bill is the latest step in the Government’s ongoing drive to remove unnecessary bureaucracy that costs British ... read more

GMB members accept pay offer
Published : 25 July 2013

The 220,000 GMB members whose pay is set by the National Joint Council for Local Government in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have voted ... read more

LGA call for the abolition of six core Whitehall departments
Published : 25 July 2013

The Local Government Association (LGA) is calling for a radical overhaul of the way central government works with local authorities, including ... read more

Save our Countryside Charter
Published : 25 July 2013

Rural campaigners have issued a call to stop the government “destroying the English countryside”. The Campaign to Protect Rural England ... read more

Village greens law complies with human rights law
Published : 25 July 2013

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the law for registering land as a town or village green complies with human rights legislation, the Open ... read more

New edition of greens bible
Published : 25 July 2013

The Open Spaces Society has published the third edition of Getting Green Registered, the handbook on how to register land as a town or village ... read more

Being good is easy to do
Published : 25 July 2013

The ‘Good Councillors Guide – Essential guidance for parish and town councillors’ has been published. This revised and updated ... read more

Climate change programme report published
Published : 25 July 2013

The National Adaptation Programme report sets out what leading businesses, councils and communities, as well as government, are doing to tackle ... read more

Date of 2014 local elections
Published : 25 July 2013

Written Ministerial Statement by the Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis on moving the date of the English local elections in 2014 following ... read more

Affordable housing investment
Published : 25 July 2013

Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has welcomed a new multi-billion pound investment package to build thousands ... read more

Five-year freeze on council tax
Published : 25 July 2013

The spending commitments will put families first with two more years of council tax freeze and improvement to the way services are delivered. ... read more

Clampdown on council bailiffs
Published : 25 July 2013

New guidelines for councils set out that they should no longer be collecting “contractual kickbacks” from bailiffs or employing those ... read more

Lights, camera, democracy in action (not Wales)
Published : 25 July 2013

Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government, has published a new guide for local people, explaining how they can ... read more

Communities are the priority (not Wales)
Published : 25 July 2013

The National Association of Local Councils conference, Putting Communities First, showed how by using existing and forthcoming new strengthened ... read more

Data protection fee for parish councillors under scrutiny
Published : 25 July 2013

The Government has announced that individual councillors’ data protection registration fees can be paid by their council. The current payment ... read more

15 million fund for rural energy projects opens (not Wales)
Published : 25 July 2013

Rural communities across England that aspire to generate their own clean green power are being offered a helping hand today with the launch of ... read more

4.3 million boost to put communities in control
Published : 25 July 2013

Don Foster, the Communities Minister, has announced £4.3 million of new financial support which will enable at least 100 communities to ... read more

Bus subsidy reforms give councils more control
Published : 25 July 2013

Councils are to be given greater control over the way money is spent on some bus services, providing better value for passengers and taxpayers, ... read more

Registration of village greens
Published : 25 July 2013

CONSULTATIONS Registration of village greens Consultation on the registration of new town or village greens: proposed amendments to Schedule ... read more

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