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Monday, 15 September 2014 10:14

Affordable housing threshold under fire

THE Rural Services Network has urged the government to abandon proposals to exempt smaller developments from affordable housing requirements.

Monday, 15 September 2014 09:32

How social enterprise boosts rural services

Making sure 'more' is 'better' - Jessica Sellick examines how social enterprises are contributing to service delivery and sustainable rural communities.

Monday, 15 September 2014 09:25

Rural winners for transformation award

RURAL councils are among 80 local authorities sharing £9m in government funding for reducing costs by joining up services.

Monday, 15 September 2014 09:13

Planning measures 'will protect countryside'

NEW planning measures aim to ensure greater fairness while protecting the countryside from unauthorised traveller sites, says the government.

Friday, 12 September 2014 17:44

Police join forces against rural crime

SIX police forces have teamed up to tackle rural crime across the north of England.

Local Government Association

Setting out the LGA's action plan for the victor in the 2015 general election, eight key suggestions form the bulk of these twenty eight pages, which conclude with a simplified cost-benefit analysis suggesting that implementing their proposals during the first 100 days of the new parliament would save the public purse £11 billion.

Local Government Association

The third iteration of this report continues to make stark reading, with the funding gap in local government growing by £2.1billion per year.

Local Government Association / Solace

This is the first report from 'Local Government Knowledge Navigator' a two-year project funded by the ESRC and steered by it, the LGA, and Solace, to improve the links between researchers and local government.


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