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February Edition

Major review of local government funding
Published : 01 February 2003

Nick Raynsford, the local government minister, has announced the launch of a major review of local government funding. The review will consider ... read more

Majority of councils set to meet 2005 e-Government target
Published : 01 February 2003

Councils in England are on course to meet the Government's target to have all services e-enabled by 2005. Local Government Minister, Christopher ... read more

Tackling background noise from transport & industry
Published : 01 February 2003

The Government's strategy to tackle ambient noise - background noise mainly caused by transport and industry - received strong support during ... read more

Your region - your say
Published : 01 February 2003

People across England now have the chance to say whether they want a referendum in their region on having a directly elected regional assembly, ... read more

Businesses 'BID' to help communities thrive
Published : 01 February 2003

New York-style schemes aimed at revitalising town centres and other business locations have taken a step closer in the recently published new ... read more

Cases
Published : 01 February 2003

Injury to cyclist Beaton v Devon County Council (Law Society's Gazette, 9 January 2003) DCC maintained a cycle trail in its rural area which ... read more

E-voting to face its biggest test yet in May
Published : 01 February 2003

Full list of successful electoral pilot applications named Over 1.5 million voters will lead the nation in trialing voting on the internet, ... read more

Government & Industry join to map out the future for sustainable farming & food
Published : 01 February 2003

The Prime Minister Tony Blair and Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Margaret Beckett met farmers and leaders of food ... read more

Government tackles noisy neighbours through tougher Building Regs
Published : 01 February 2003

In a move to deal with the misery of noisy neighbours, the Government is demanding more robust building standards to improve soundproofing in ... read more

Improving the nation's health
Published : 01 February 2003

The Government is to work with the food industry and consumers to produce a Food and Health Action Plan aimed at improving the nation's health ... read more