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The Local Government (Transparency Requirements) (England) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/2680)
Published : 23 October 2014

Under section 2 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 the Secretary of State may issue a code of recommended practice on publication ... read more

The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (Commencement No. 7, Saving and Transitional Provisions) Order 2014 (SI 2014/2590 (C.113))
Published : 23 October 2014


New company takes on key audit commission role
Published : 23 October 2014

A new company has been launched tasked with taking over key responsibilities from the Audit Commission after the public spending watchdog’s ... read more

Green belt protections strengthened
Published : 23 October 2014

Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, has strengthened the policy on planning for waste facilities such as recycling plants making clear that ... read more

Councils can do their bit to get Britain building
Published : 23 October 2014

Brandon Lewis, the Housing Minister, has announced new powers for councils to help them to build affordable homes across the country. He confirmed ... read more

Brownfield sites must be a priority
Published : 23 October 2014

Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, and Brandon Lewis, the Housing and Planning Minister, said that thousands of brownfield sites are available ... read more

Law gives greater protections to tenants
Published : 23 October 2014

Brandon Lewis, the Housing Minister, has welcomed new rules that require letting agents to join one of three redress schemes, to ensure tenants ... read more

Taxpayers to get town hall data they deserve
Published : 23 October 2014

Councils will have to be open about how they spend parking profits, clamp down on fraud, and collect rubbish as part of new wave of transparency. ... read more

Ministers move to defend independent free press
Published : 23 October 2014

Ministers are taking action against 11 councils to defend the independent free press by using new laws endorsed by Parliament to clamp down on ... read more

Government response: devolution in England
Published : 23 October 2014

A recent report, by the IPPR North think-tank, calls for a new wave of “metro mayors” for city regions, and would give greater powers ... read more

Local service reforms to save 10 for every 1 spent
Published : 23 October 2014

Kris Hopkins, the Local Government Minister, has announced today that 77 local authorities will share £9 million investment as they join ... read more

4 billion settlement for council services
Published : 23 October 2014

Local authorities will receive funding totalling more than £4 billion from the Welsh Government in 2015-16 the Public Services Minister, ... read more

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