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Work opportunities in local government
Published : 26 January 2015

The Local Government Association has launched a new career guide aimed at encouraging young people to think about a career in local government. ... read more

Section 137 Expenditure: Limit for 2015-2016
Published : 26 January 2015

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has advised that the appropriate sum for the purpose of section 137(4)(a) of the Local ... read more

Changes to CiLCA (England): full details confirmed
Published : 26 January 2015

The Improvement and Development Board (IDB) met recently and took a number of decisions about the planned refreshment of the Certificate in Local ... read more

Updated governance and accountability guide (Wales)
Published : 26 January 2015

A revised version of the Practitioners Guide for Wales is now available on the SLCC website: www.slcc.co.uk/bookstore/details/governance-and-accountability-wales-practitioners-guide/44/ ... read more

Welsh councils slammed for response to reform plan
Published : 26 January 2015

Leighton Andrews, Minister for Public Services, said that he was “disappointed half of the local authorities in Wales had nothing to say ... read more

Welsh recycling one of highest in EU
Published : 26 January 2015

Local government has welcomed a new report highlighting the crucial role councils continue to play in delivering a recycling rate for Wales which ... read more

WLGA to lobby Brussels
Published : 26 January 2015

The European Commission adopted its work programme for 2015 on December 16, setting out the policy and legislation it aims to achieve in the ... read more

EU 1.1 billion fund for Wales
Published : 26 January 2015

The WLGA has welcomed the approval of £1.1 billion of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programmes, which will support research ... read more

Funding awarded to improve local services and save 900 million
Published : 26 January 2015

Projects which will improve the public services people receive and reduce the cost to taxpayers have been awarded £89.4 million investment. ... read more

New pay award for local government workers
Published : 26 January 2015

Members of all three local government unions have voted to accept a two-year pay deal from the Local Government Association. The offer consists ... read more

Pillars of the community
Published : 26 January 2015

English Heritage has produced a guide aimed for both local government and community groups on when and how to transfer heritage assets to local ... read more

England has space for 1 million homes on brownfield land
Published : 26 January 2015

Amid new political focus on the potential of brownfield land, a report from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) shows that local authorities ... read more

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