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The Commons Public Accounts Committee publishes its 55th report of Session 2010-12, on the basis of evidence from the Treasury, the Department of Health, the Department for Education and the Department for Communities and Local Government

This month the highly respected Town and Country Planning Journal (T&CP; Journal) focuses on ‘eco-developments' in a special edition put together from the cross-sector Eco-Development Group (EDG)

We know households are facing difficult times so we're helping keep living costs down with a second year's council tax freeze, Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles said today, as new scheme details were published

 

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In a ballot turnout of 54%, FDA members have voted decisively in favour of industrial action, in the current dispute over the Government's plans to reform public sector pension arrangements, the union said today

 

Shameless thieves who desecrate war memorials, damage churches and cause transport chaos are being assisted by out of date legislation which hampers regulation of the scrap metal industry, council leaders warned today

 

The Government yesterday received dozens of submissions from councils to take part in the next round of community budgets.  However, Whitehall currently only has plans to allow four councils to take part

 

More than four million veterans could be slipping through the net and missing out on the support they are entitled to because of a lack of government information, council leaders have warned

 

England's councils have succeeded in detecting £185 million worth of fraud in 2010/11, an improvement of 37 per cent on last year's figure of £135 million. This is equivalent to a year's funding for around 700 libraries or the wages of up to 11,000 care workers

 

As Remembrance Day approaches, councils across the country will be preparing to honour those who have given their lives defending our country. Many Councils will also be concerned to improve the services they provide for those serving in our armed forces and veterans, their spouses, partners, children and dependents.

 

Today Ofsted publishes the outcomes of the 2011 annual children’s services assessments for local authorities across England. It shows that the majority of authorities are providing good or better children’s services, with 28 authorities providing excellent services for children in their area, eight more than last year

 

Guy Brett, Ernst & Young, Director, Real Estate Advisory who sat on the Steering Group, provides a response to Leaner and Greener II inquiry

 

A report published today (4 November) by The Work Foundation and Private Equity Foundation has uncovered ten blackspots for youth disengagement - cities where between one in five and one in four young people are not in education, employment or training (NEET)

 

Local Government Minister Grant Shapps today issued a new rallying cry to parish councils, to safeguard struggling village shops and pubs for the benefit of local people

 

Westminster City Council is to launch a review exploring options for the future governance of the city. The outcome of the review will play a role in helping to shape local services, and deal the with issues that matter to the communities they serve

 

Cities Minister Greg Clark is asking the residents of 12 English cities to contribute their views on what powers they would like an elected mayor to be able to exercise on their behalf

 

The Government has today welcomed a report from Lord Heseltine and Sir Terry Leahy on the opportunities available for growth in Liverpool and surrounding areas

 

New guidance to help local authorities design high-quality shared space schemes has been published today by Transport Minister Norman Baker

 

Yorkshire and the Humber has had the sharpest public expenditure cut of any English region during the first year of the coalition government, with an average loss of £390 per person, the TUC says today (Thursday)

 

More than a million families could lose over 16 per cent of their council tax allowance under government proposals to replace the universal Council Tax Benefit (CTB) with local authority-run schemes, says the TUC today (Wednesday)

 

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) has published its final recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Broxbourne Borough Council

 

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