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The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)
Published : 18 March 2015

Section 3 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (“the Act”) requires a relevant authority (as defined in Schedule 2 to the ... read more

Ministers order end to 15 minute care visits
Published : 18 March 2015

Ministers have ordered an end to 15-minute care visits, after a series of investigations found elderly people being forced to choose between ... read more

Lincoln is first UK city to ban legal highs
Published : 18 March 2015

An East Midlands city has become the first in the UK to ban the use of “legal highs”, in an effort to tackle anti-social behaviour. ... read more

More power to the parish
Published : 18 March 2015

Parish and town councils should be given a new legal right to be consulted on local transport licences, according to a national committee charged ... read more

Councils could ‘save £5 billion’ by switching to digital
Published : 18 March 2015

Local government could save £5 billion over the course of the next decade by embracing digital technologies and moving more services online, ... read more

Garden villages are the answer to house shortage
Published : 18 March 2015

More than one million new homes could be built over the next decade if each of the 353 councils in England built just one garden village of 3,000 ... read more

Frontline services fail to identify child sex abuse
Published : 18 March 2015

Local authorities are failing to identify children at risk of being sexually exploited, according to the findings of a new report. The Office ... read more

Commission proposes increase to minimum wage
Published : 18 March 2015

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) has recommended to the Government that the adult rate of the National Minimum Wage, which applies to workers aged ... read more

Crackdown on illegal fly-tipping
Published : 18 March 2015

Greater powers are to be given to enforcement authorities to stop, search and seize vehicles suspected of waste crime. Enforcement officers ... read more

Government delivers on parking promises
Published : 18 March 2015

Parking measures that put common sense back in the driving seat have been given the go ahead by Eric Pickles, the Local Government and Communities ... read more

Government response to allotment petition
Published : 18 March 2015

Stephen Williams, the Minister for Communities, said: This Government actively supports allotments and since 2010 the total amount of allotment ... read more

£6 million boost to Community Rights programme
Published : 18 March 2015

Stephen Williams, the Communities Minister, has announced a £6 million funding boost to the Community Rights programme. The boost to the ... read more

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