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The Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 (Local Development Orders) (Consequential Provisions) (England) Order 2013. SI2013/2879
Published : 05 December 2013


 


The Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 (Commencement No. 5 and Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2013. SI2013/2878 (C.116)
Published : 05 December 2013

This Order brings into force, on 9 December 2013, section 5 of the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 (“the Act”), and makes transitional ... read more

The Local Authority (Referendums Relating to Council Tax Increases) (Date of Referendum) (England) Order 2013. SI2013/2682
Published : 05 December 2013

In accordance with Chapter 4ZA of Part 1 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, a referendum must be held where a local authority in England ... read more

The Education (Admission Appeals Arrangements) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013. SI2013/2535 (W.250)
Published : 05 December 2013

These Regulations are made under sections 94, 95 and 138(7) and (8) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (“the 1998 Act”). ... read more

The School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013. SI2013/2688
Published : 05 December 2013

These Regulations amend the School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013 (the “2013 Regulations”), ... read more

Filming council meetings
Published : 05 December 2013

Government amendments during the committee stage of the Local Audit and Accountability Bill will give the Secretary of State power to make regulations ... read more

Time to cross
Published : 05 December 2013

The charity Living Streets is calling for an additional three seconds on the “green man” time at pedestrian crossings. Older people ... read more

Intervention in struggling schools
Published : 05 December 2013

Councils have called for a free hand to intervene in struggling schools regardless of whether they are academies or maintained by the local authority. ... read more

Wind turbine developers must consult communities
Published : 05 December 2013

Communities will have a much greater say over wind turbine proposals and siting when early consultation between local people and developers becomes ... read more

Councils must provide an efficient planning service
Published : 05 December 2013

Local people and authorities should be at the heart of planning, but where councils persistently fail to meet statutory deadlines and provide ... read more

Devolving more power to Wales: a response
Published : 05 December 2013

“Local government leaders in England will be thinking we want some of what they’re having. A lot of places in England have distinct ... read more

Review “outdated” licensing system
Published : 05 December 2013

Local businesses need to be freed from outdated and complex licensing rules and needless red tape, council leaders are warning.  The current ... read more

Parish councils clamp down on dog fouling
Published : 05 December 2013

After a successful pilot earlier this year, East Riding Council is to begin training sessions with 15 parish councils on gathering evidence against ... read more

Owners of dogs who kill could face 14 years in prison
Published : 05 December 2013

The Government is proposing to increase the maximum penalties for owners whose dogs are dangerously out of control following a consultation this ... read more

Sweet chestnut and plane tree controls introduced
Published : 05 December 2013

Tighter controls on the import of sweet chestnut and plane trees have come into force throughout England and Scotland as the latest action to ... read more

England’s bathing waters see record improvement
Published : 05 December 2013

Water quality around England’s coasts has improved dramatically since last year, new figures have revealed. Nearly all of England’s ... read more

Parish payments go electronic
Published : 05 December 2013

Brandon Lewis, the Local Government Minister, has laid before Parliament a legislative reform order which will repeal S 150(5) of the Local Government ... read more

Co-op Bank withdraws from principal council business
Published : 05 December 2013

The Co-operative Bank, which works with more than a third of principal authorities, has written to 130 council leaders warning that it will halt ... read more

Suggested savings
Published : 05 December 2013

The use of sheep and cattle to trim grassed areas is just one of 201 recommendations for cutting council tax from the think-tank, the TaxPayer’s ... read more

Community governance courses – recruiting now!
Published : 05 December 2013

Right now is the time to apply for Community Governance modules starting at the beginning of February next year. If you are a clerk, an aspiring ... read more

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