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New homes bonus cut could hit house building schemes, councils warn
Published : 31 October 2013

A further £400 million cut to local government funding risks putting the brakes on house building schemes and growth-boosting projects, ... read more

LGA secures further 21 million from failed Icelandic bank
Published : 31 October 2013

The Local Government Association (LGA) has helped councils across the country recover a further £21 million of taxpayers’ money deposited ... read more

Minister urges parishes to get involved in Our Place! programme
Published : 31 October 2013

The Communities Minister, The Rt Hon Don Foster MP, has written to all town and parish councils encouraging them to get involved in the Our Place ... read more

Lottery to help mark important anniversaries
Published : 31 October 2013

The Government has announced a new £10 million fund to help fund projects marking some of UK’s most important anniversaries and commemorative ... read more

National Minimum Wage
Published : 31 October 2013

From October the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rose in accordance with the recommendations set out by the independent Low Pay Commission (LPC) ... read more

Commission on Public Service Governance and Delivery in Wales
Published : 31 October 2013

The Commission has published a progress report summarising evidence it has received at meetings in recent weeks with organisations and individuals, ... read more

6 million funding for local authority heat networks
Published : 31 October 2013

A new £6 million grant funding programme has been launched to help Local Authorities (LAs) in England and Wales to develop new heating ... read more

New Communities Minister
Published : 31 October 2013

New Communities Minister The Rt Hon Don Foster MP has been replaced as Communities Minister at the DCLG by Bristol MP, Stephen Williams. Mr ... read more

Marine litter
Published : 31 October 2013

All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from representatives of ... read more

The British Nationality (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2013. SI2013/2541.
Published : 31 October 2013

These Regulations amend the British Nationality (General) Regulations 2003 (“the 2003 Regulations”), which detail the procedures ... read more

The Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Functions and Responsibilities) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013. SI2013/.2438 (W. 235).
Published : 31 October 2013

Part II of the Local Government Act 2000 provides for the discharge of a local authority’s functions by an executive of an authority (which ... read more

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) (No. 4) Order 2013. SI2013/2435.
Published : 31 October 2013

This Order amends, in relation to England, Class B of Part 31 of Schedule 2 to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) ... read more

The Torfaen (Communities) Order 2013 (Wales only). SI2013/2156 (W.211).
Published : 31 October 2013

This Order, made in accordance with section 58(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, gives effect without modification to proposals of the Local ... read more

The Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations 2013. SI2013/2356.
Published : 31 October 2013

These regulations (“the Regulations”) introduce a new local government pension scheme (“the Scheme”) which is to come ... read more

The Local Safeguarding Children Boards (Review) Regulations 2013. SI2103/2299.
Published : 31 October 2013

These Regulations make provision for the review of Local Safeguarding Children Boards (“LSCBs”) by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector ... read more

The Sustainable Communities (Parish Councils) Order 2013. SI2013/2275.
Published : 31 October 2013

The Sustainable Communities Act 2007 provides for invitations to be made by the Secretary of State to local authorities for proposals to contribute ... read more

Motorists pay over 1,000 a year in Treasury taxes
Published : 31 October 2013

Recent analysis shows that motorists pay more than £1,000 per annum in charges and taxes to the Treasury. The Local Government Association ... read more

Motorists pay over 1,000 a year in Treasury taxes
Published : 31 October 2013

Recent analysis shows that motorists pay more than £1,000 per annum in charges and taxes to the Treasury. The Local Government Association ... read more

Somerset badger cull pilot extension approved
Published : 31 October 2013

Natural England has confirmed that criteria have been met to allow the badger cull in west Somerset to continue under licence. The new licence ... read more

Village greens to get new planning measure
Published : 31 October 2013

Towns and villages will now find it easier to get the development they need after changes to the village green system that will stop it being ... read more

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