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Village and community halls: the legal framework
Published : 30 June 2014

  Introduction The village or community hall is an essential part of local life, providing a place for local organisations to meet and ... read more

The Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2014 (SI 2014/1531) (C.60)
Published : 30 June 2014

This Order is the sixth and last Commencement Order for the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 (“the Act”). It brings into force, ... read more

The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure and Section 62A Applications) (England) (Amendment) Order 2014 (SI 2014/1532)
Published : 30 June 2014

This Order amends the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2010 to insert a new text into the notice ... read more

The Local Authorities (Capital Finance and Accounting) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/1375)
Published : 30 June 2014

These Regulations insert a new provision into the Local Authorities (Capital Finance and Accounting) (England) Regulations 2003. On 1 April 2013, ... read more

How to tackle criminal landlords
Published : 30 June 2014

Tougher fines and a more streamlined prosecution system are needed to tackle rogue landlords who are putting tenants’ lives at risk, says ... read more

Restore school intervention powers to councils to bring stability
Published : 30 June 2014

In the wake of investigations in Birmingham, the Local Government Association, which represents local authorities across England and Wales, firmly ... read more

Return school accountability to councils
Published : 30 June 2014

David Simmonds, chairman of the LGA’s Children and Young People Board, says it has been an unsettling time for parents and children. “It ... read more

New money for councils to support families with SEND
Published : 30 June 2014

Councils are to receive £45 million of new funding to help prepare for the biggest transformation of special educational needs and disabilities ... read more

Landmark 250th ‘chuggers’ agreement signed
Published : 30 June 2014

Councils and charities have signed a landmark 250th agreement improving the standards and behaviour of direct-debit street fundraisers and giving ... read more

Fracking benefits should be enshrined in law
Published : 30 June 2014

Sir Merrick Cockell, LGA chairman, responding to announcements made on fracking in the Infrastructure Bill said: “It is up to individual ... read more

Independent commission on local government finance launched
Published : 30 June 2014

An independent commission has been tasked with making recommendations for the reform of local government finance and finding better ways to fund ... read more

Housing, education and social care decisions made locally
Published : 30 June 2014

A majority of the public believe that more decisions about crucial services like housing, social care, health and education need to be made closer ... read more

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