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New powers to remove road signs
Published : 23 April 2016

New powers to tear down pointless road signs that are an eyesore and distract drivers were given to councils last month. The number of signs ... read more

England’s motorways given spring clean
Published : 23 April 2016

More than 3,000 sacks of litter were collected from England’s motorways during a three-day spring clean in March – enough to reach ... read more

Councils could be fined for not clearing road works
Published : 23 April 2016

Local authorities could face extra costs under a government plan to penalise road works that aren’t cleared before the weekend, officials ... read more

Drones used to check planning applications
Published : 23 April 2016

Drones are being used by councils in England to fly over the homes of people making planning applications, The Daily Telegraph has learned. ... read more

Rogue traders in black economy targeted
Published : 23 April 2016

Rogue traders who flout multiple regulations have faced a crackdown from fraud teams who are blitzing businesses at high risk of operating in ... read more

Council payoffs still include ‘gagging orders’
Published : 23 April 2016

“Gagging orders” have been issued to thousands of UK council workers as part of their payoff agreements, figures obtained by the ... read more

Office supplies agreement to save over £20 million
Published : 23 April 2016

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has announced the award of its new office supplies agreement. With a focus on working with the public sector ... read more

Governance and accountability
Published : 23 April 2016

The Practitioners’ Guide has been published by the Smaller Authorities Proper Practices Board to support the preparation by local (parish ... read more

LEPs not value for money
Published : 23 April 2016

The role and remit of Local Enterprise Partnerships has grown significantly and rapidly since 2010, but as things stand, the approach taken by ... read more

Firm stand imperative on councils without local plans
Published : 23 April 2016

The Government must take a firmer stand with local councils that are failing to put in place an up-to-date Local Plan, the Country Land and Business ... read more

Regenerating stations into jobs and homes
Published : 23 April 2016

A massive programme of development of railway stations and surrounding land will deliver thousands of new homes and jobs and significantly boost ... read more

Cash for councils to fill almost a million potholes
Published : 23 April 2016

Motorists and cyclists are set to benefit after the Government announced how £50 million in funding will repair nearly one million potholes ... read more

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