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The Planning (Wales) Act 2015 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2015 (SI 2015/1736 (W. 237) (C. 106))
Published : 27 October 2015

This Order is the first commencement order made by the Welsh Ministers under the Planning (Wales) Act 2015 (“the Act”). Article ... read more

The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/1724)
Published : 27 October 2015

These Regulations amend the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015 (“the 2015 Regulations”). These Regulations came into force on ... read more

Message from the Prime Minister: councils must deliver local plans for new homes by 2017
Published : 27 October 2015

Councils must produce local plans for new homes in their area by 2017 – or the government will ensure, in consultation with local people, ... read more

Unused office buildings to become new homes
Published : 27 October 2015

Brandon Lewis, the Housing and Planning Minister, has announced measures that will make it easier to turn underused office buildings into new ... read more

Website for people who want to buy a home
Published : 27 October 2015

The new website brings home ownership schemes together including Right to Buy, Help to Buy and the Help to Buy: ISA available from 1 December. ... read more

Disposal of public land for new homes
Published : 27 October 2015

The Government has been criticised for the way it has managed the sale of public land for new housing, in a report published by the public spending ... read more

Essex invites devolution proposals
Published : 27 October 2015

Essex County Council is inviting parish and town councils to say what powers they would like to gain as part of a devolution deal for “Greater ... read more

Town councils for Sutton Coldfield and Kidderminster
Published : 27 October 2015

Following community governance reviews Birmingham City Council and Wyre Forest District Council have respectively approved the establishment ... read more

Councils can charge for property searches – ruling
Published : 27 October 2015

A ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) means that local authorities will be able to charge and offset the costs of staff time spent ... read more

Slow council hiring ‘wastes’ £437 million a year
Published : 27 October 2015

New research has found that the slow hiring practices of local councils wasted an estimated £437 million last year. An investigation by ... read more

11, 200 classrooms needed in next 9 years
Published : 27 October 2015

New research from Scape Group reveals that local authorities need to build the equivalent of 11,200 classrooms and as many as 1,600 new primary ... read more

Schools converting to academies cost councils £30 million
Published : 27 October 2015

Millions of pounds of debt have been inherited by councils across England as schools convert to academies, a BBC investigation has revealed. ... read more

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