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This section contains the latest news, ministerial speeches, statements and articles from the Local Government site.

Latest news

  • John Denham gives green light to top ten community bright ideas

    Cutting the carbon footprint of street signs and opening up empty business premises for community use, are just two of the radical new plans announced today by Communities Secretary John Denham in response to ideas generated by local communities.

    • Added: 6 April 2010
    • Site: Local government
  • John Healey adds Essex to the eco-town map

    Housing and Planning Minister John Healey has today confirmed that a partnership of councils in Essex have expressed an interest using world-leading eco-town standards.

    • Added: 1 April 2010
    • Site: Local government
  • John Denham: Access to Ordnance Survey data will drive innovation and change

    A historic milestone on the road towards transforming Britain into a 21st century digital economy was reached today as Communities Secretary John Denham announced that fundamental Ordnance Survey data would be made available to the public for free.

    • Added: 31 March 2010
    • Site: Local government

Latest speeches, statements and articles

  • Council Tax Capping 2010-11

    The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Mrs Barbara Follett): This statement concerns council tax and the action the Government proposes to take in relation to authorities that have set excessive budget requirements for 2010-11.

    • Published: 25 March 2010
    • Statement by Barbara Follett MP
  • The New Deal for Communities - Reflecting on the First 10 Years

    Speech by Local Government Minister Rosie Winterton to the NDC Chairs and Chief Executives Network Conference.

    • Published: 4 March 2010
    • Speech by The Rt Hon Rosie Winterton MP
  • Scrutiny and Entitlements conference

    Speech by Communities Secretary John Denham.

    • Published: 23 February 2010
    • Speech by The Rt Hon John Denham MP

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