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Reduce service demand through innovation
Published : 24 September 2015

Councils should encourage people to keep the streets clean rather than just relying on charges and fines to make up shortfalls in budgets, according ... read more

Government and councils own art worth billions
Published : 24 September 2015

New research by the TaxPayers’ Alliance, conducted via Freedom of Information Requests to all public bodies in the country, has revealed ... read more

More help for people with personal problem debt
Published : 24 September 2015

To enable more vulnerable people to access cheap debt relief, thresholds are being raised for Debt Relief Orders (DRO). The negative threat of ... read more

Prevent guidance comes into effect
Published : 24 September 2015

Universities and colleges across the country are now legally required to take steps to prevent students from being drawn into terrorism. The ... read more

Measures make it tougher to live illegally in the UK
Published : 24 September 2015

People driving a car while in the country illegally face jail and having their vehicles seized under new powers announced in the latest Immigration ... read more

Call for local authorities’ conference on refugee crisis
Published : 24 September 2015

Yvette Cooper has called for a conference of local authorities to be convened to discuss how areas can accommodate more refugees. The defeated ... read more

Statement from DCLG on shale gas and oil
Published : 24 September 2015

From Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: My Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change ... read more

Identifying underperformance in respect of oil and gas applications
Published : 24 September 2015

We are announcing today details of the scheme to identify local planning authority underperformance specifically in respect of their determination ... read more

Recovery criteria for appeals
Published : 24 September 2015

As indicated in today’s Statement by my Rt. Ron. Friend, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, I may want to give particular ... read more

Search for UK’s most democratic schools
Published : 24 September 2015

On International Democracy Day, the British Youth Council (BYC) has launched the Discovering Democracy Award. The new award is for schools that ... read more

£775,000 boost for re-use and recycling old electricals
Published : 24 September 2015

Local councils are being urged to bid for support from a new scheme to help increase the collection, re-use and recycling of unwanted electrical ... read more

Restricting access to justice on paths and bridleways
Published : 24 September 2015

The Open Spaces Society has condemned proposals from the Ministry of Justice to increase the cost to members of the public who apply to the magistrates’ ... read more

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