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Allotments law: a summary
Published : 22 August 2013

Allotments law: a summary Definitions There is no fixed definition of an allotment. The technical definition is a piece of land allocated or ... read more

The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 (Commencement and Transitional Provisions) Order 2013. SI2013/1966.
Published : 21 August 2013

This Order brings into force the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 (“the 2013 Act”), which repeals the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 and ... read more

The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Code of Practice for Surveillance Camera Systems and Specification of Relevant Authorities) Order 2013. SI2013/1961
Published : 21 August 2013

This Order brings into force a Code of Practice for surveillance camera systems, which the Secretary of State is required to prepare, pursuant ... read more

Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Act 2013. 2013 anaw 4.
Published : 21 August 2013

This Part provides an overview of the provisions of this Act. Part 2 renames the Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales as the Local ... read more

Disabled Persons’ Parking Badges Act 2013. SI2013/c.
Published : 21 August 2013

The Act amends section 21 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 and section 117 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 relating ... read more

2013/14 National Salary Award for Local Council Clerks
Published : 21 August 2013

Revised Scales The National Joint Council (NJC) for Local Government Services has reached agreement on the pay scales for 2013-14. Consequently ... read more

Car Allowances for Local Council Clerks
Published : 21 August 2013

The National Joint Council for Local Government Services has (previously) reached agreement on the rates of car allowances payable from 1 April ... read more

Tough new measures to stamp out bovine TB
Published : 21 August 2013

Tough new rules to stop the spread of bovine TB, including more targeted support for badger vaccination are being introduced, says the farming ... read more

“Locked out” of key planning decisions
Published : 21 August 2013

Residents, businesses and locally elected councillors in some areas of the country will be locked out of decisions on major developments including ... read more

Welsh local government news
Published : 21 August 2013

A new edition of the Community and Town Councils Welsh Government News has just been published on the Welsh Government website: English: http://wales.gov.uk/dsjlg/publications/localgov/ctcnewsaugust/ctcnews-august-2013?lang=en ... read more

Tax cuts help to boost local enterprise
Published : 21 August 2013

New figures show that the level of small business rate relief has trebled since the general election, thanks to government initiatives. Rate ... read more

Illegal traveller sites
Published : 21 August 2013

Eric Pickles, the Local Government Secretary, has told councils how they should clamp down quickly on illegal encampments and unauthorised traveller ... read more

First World War centenary is one year away
Published : 21 August 2013

Victoria Cross recipients will be at the heart of plans to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Special commemorative paving stones ... read more

Profits from parking
Published : 21 August 2013

New statistics show that councils are continuing to forecast to make £635 million profit from parking charges and fines in 2013 to 2014. ... read more

Spitting in the street
Published : 21 August 2013

Ministers have given backing to a council byelaw that would make spitting in the street a criminal offence. The London Borough of Enfield applied ... read more

Rural dwellers to be forced out by bedroom tax
Published : 21 August 2013

The “bedroom tax” will lead to the break-up of rural communities who are bearing the brunt of benefit cuts, a leading rural network ... read more

EU fund boosts early warning system for trees
Published : 21 August 2013

Tree health experts have secured nearly a million pounds of European Union funding to develop an early warning system for pest and disease threats ... read more

UK Woodland Carbon Code launched
Published : 21 August 2013

The United Kingdom’s Woodland Carbon Code (WCC) has been launched on the Markit Environmental Registry, enhancing transparency and accountability ... read more

Winners of 2013 Open Space Award
Published : 21 August 2013

The national Open Spaces Society Award for 2013 has been given to the Grange Area Trust at the society’s AGM in Birmingham. The Trust won ... read more

Agriculture red tape to be removed
Published : 21 August 2013

The farming industry is among the latest to benefit from government’s drive to unlock economic growth by cutting unnecessary red tape. ... read more

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