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April Edition

Accounts & Audit Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/533)
Published : 01 April 2003

The long awaited new Accounts and Audit Regulations have now been promulgated. They were published on 6th March and come into force on 1st April. ... read more

Published : 01 April 2003

Disposition of charity land Bayoumi v Women's Total Abstinence Union Ltd. and another (Law Society's Gazette, 13th March 2003) The second defendant ... read more

Elected regional assemblies
Published : 01 April 2003

Local people still have a chance to tell the Government whether a referendum on an elected assembly is right for their region, Deputy Prime Minister ... read more

Energy White Paper
Published : 01 April 2003

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary Margaret Beckett has welcomed the Energy White Paper as a major strengthening of the Government's ... read more

New guidance to help councils improve local services
Published : 01 April 2003

Guidance to help local authorities drive up the quality of local services has been published by Local Government Minister, Nick Raynsford. The ... read more

Our Common Land
Published : 01 April 2003

A new (fifth) edition of the Open Spaces Society's book Our Common Land is being published this month. The new edition, like the previous one, ... read more

Parish Plans - know how & show how
Published : 01 April 2003

Huge power to make life better for people in rural communities lies with the first tier of local government - parish and town councils, according ... read more

Quality of life
Published : 01 April 2003

The UK is making progress on achieving a better quality of life through sustainable development, but we all still have a lot to do. This was ... read more

Quality town & parish councils
Published : 01 April 2003

The Quality Parish and Town Council Scheme has been launched by Rural Affairs and Urban Quality of Life Minister, Alun Michael MP. The Scheme ... read more

Review of Planning Policy Guidance Note 21 on Tourism
Published : 01 April 2003

The ODPM is seeking views and comments on the consultation paper proposing the cancellation of PPG21 and its replacement with good practice guidance. ... read more

Water Bill
Published : 01 April 2003

The Water Bill, published on 20th February, takes to a new level the Government's commitment to the sustainable management and use of water resources. ... read more

Working together to produce a living, working & vibrant countryside
Published : 01 April 2003

Local authorities have a key role to play in creating a living, working and vibrant countryside, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary ... read more