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Action for Market Towns - 2003 Convention
Published : 01 August 2003

Action for Market Towns is holding its 2003 Convention at the Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon, Gwynedd on 18th-20th September. The theme of the ... read more

Cases
Published : 01 August 2003

Local Government retirement gratuity Nicholls v Greenwich LBC (Law Society's Gazette, 3 July 2003) N was employed by GLBC from 1982 until her ... read more

Consultation on review of existing private sewers & drains in England & Wales
Published : 01 August 2003

Defra and the Welsh Assembly Government have launched a consultation paper on reviewing existing private sewers and drains in England and Wales. ... read more

Council tax collection rates improve again
Published : 01 August 2003

Figures released in June show that English councils have collected an extra £40 million in council taxes this year. The figures demonstrate ... read more

Country Parks - a forgotten treasure?
Published : 01 August 2003

Country parks, a lasting and popular legacy of the Countryside Act 1968, are more important to society today than ever before but they are at ... read more

Increased penalties for wildlife crime
Published : 01 August 2003

Provisions for increased penalties for wildlife trade offences have been pushed up the agenda by a Government amendment to the Criminal Justice ... read more

Joint Guidance Note from NALC/SLCC on Employment Issues arising from the Quality Parish & Town Cou
Published : 01 August 2003

This guidance note is issued by NALC and SLCC as employer and employee representatives for Local Councils and relates to employment issues arising ... read more

New Chief Executive for the Audit Commission
Published : 01 August 2003

Steve Bundred, former Chief Executive of Camden Council and now head of local government's Improvement and Development Agency, has been appointed ... read more

Providing indemnities to relevant authority officers & members
Published : 01 August 2003

The ODPM has published a consultation paper with the above title. It relates to the nature of the power to be conferred on relevant authorities ... read more

Rural economies are missing an untapped resource
Published : 01 August 2003

Women play an important role in rural economies but the challenges they face mean their full potential is missed - so both individuals and rural ... read more

Statement to Parliament by the Deputy Prime Minister on referendums about establishing elected regio
Published : 01 August 2003

In 1997 this Government inherited one of the most centralised systems of government in the western world. As the House knows we have reversed ... read more

Support the wider rural economy
Published : 01 August 2003

Support mechanisms in rural areas do not go far enough, according to Sir Ewen Cameron, chairman of the Countryside Agency. The countryside is ... read more

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