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Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014
Published : 26 February 2014

The Act became law on 30 January 2014. It will bring about the closure of the Audit Commission and in its place create a new framework for local ... read more

The Mobile Homes (Site Rules) (England) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/5)
Published : 26 February 2014

These Regulations prescribe the procedure for the making, variation and deletion of site rules, prescribe the matters to which site rules may ... read more

ID needed at polling stations, recommends Electoral Commission
Published : 26 February 2014

Voters should be required to show ID at polling stations in Great Britain to tighten up the security of the voting process, the elections watchdog ... read more

Government’s plans for common land biased against public
Published : 26 February 2014

We have criticised as biased Defra’s announcement today (9 January) that it will bring into effect only part of the law for updating the ... read more

The Lake District will be UK’s new World Heritage nomination
Published : 26 February 2014

The Lake District has been recommended to go forward as the UK’s next World Heritage nomination in 2016, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has ... read more

Four million trees to be planted next year
Published : 26 February 2014

Two thousand hectares of new woodland will be created through the planting of four million trees as part of a £30millon government investment ... read more

Finish line in sight for Audit Commission
Published : 26 February 2014

The Audit Commission has issued a statement following the news that the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 has received Royal Assent. The ... read more

Local councils to receive millions in business rates from shale gas developments
Published : 26 February 2014

Millions of pounds in business rates will be handed to councils in England which give the green-light to shale gas developments. The Prime Minister ... read more

Government accepts councils need more powers to punish litterbugs
Published : 26 February 2014

CPRE is celebrating today, following the Government’s announcement that local councils need additional powers to deal with litter thrown ... read more

£4 million awarded to English museums
Published : 26 February 2014

40 museums and galleries across England will benefit from grants worth over £4.6 million, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has announced. The ... read more

Give councils tougher compulsory purchase powers to stop the rot over empty homes
Published : 26 February 2014

Empty homes are being left to rot because councils face overly complex and expensive Compulsory Purchase legislation, says the Local Government ... read more

Licensing powers needed to end betting shop blight
Published : 26 February 2014

The blight of betting shops spreading across our high streets should be tackled by tough new licensing powers handed to councils to protect their ... read more

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