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New measures to increase transparency on council home values
Published : 25 July 2014

Members of the public will be able to see the value of the assets councils hold for the first time under plans announced by the Housing Minister ... read more

Fire deaths fall by 40% in ten years
Published : 25 July 2014

Latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics figures released show that fire deaths in England have continued to fall, with ... read more

Bring statutory notices into the 21st century
Published : 25 July 2014

Eric Pickles has called for new technology and innovation to bring municipal statutory notices into the 21st century. The Local Government Secretary ... read more

Growth deals to help boost local economies
Published : 25 July 2014

As part of its long-term economic plan to secure Britain’s future, the government has agreed a series of Growth Deals with businesses and ... read more

Official figures reveal ‘room to improve’ council tax collection
Published : 25 July 2014

As overall Council Tax collection rates remain high, new official figures also reveal that town halls failed to collect £2.5 billion in ... read more

New fund to help councils fight fraud
Published : 25 July 2014

Eric Pickles has announced a new multi-million pound fund to help councils claw back the taxpayers’ money lost every year to fraud. He ... read more

Government bans use of CCTV ‘spy cars’ for on-street parking
Published : 25 July 2014

In a victory for drivers and shoppers, the government will make it illegal to use closed circuit television (CCTV) ‘spy cars’ alone ... read more

Councils given £168 million to fix local roads
Published : 25 July 2014

The government has outlined plans to help fill more than three million potholes as part of a massive investment in the country’s local ... read more

Community Rights: Parish Pulse Survey 2014 launched
Published : 25 July 2014

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is conducting a short informal survey - ‘Parish Pulse 2014’. Last spring ... read more

Wales commits to increasing representation of women in public life
Published : 25 July 2014

A commitment to increase representation of women in public life has been signed by the Welsh Assembly, Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) ... read more

Inspiring sport locally
Published : 25 July 2014

Inspired Facilities is Sport England’s £110 million programme that funds the renovation and modernisation of local sports facilities. ... read more

Proposals to make private vehicles smoke free when carrying children
Published : 25 July 2014

Part of: Giving all children a healthy start in life and reducing smoking The Children and Families Act 2014 gave the Secretary of State for ... read more

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