England & Wales Democracy, devolution and governance

The week ahead in local government 20/06/11


On Monday – 2.30pm, Communities and Local Government Oral Questions in the House of Commons. 4.20pm Communities and Local Government Commons Select Committee on regeneration.

Also on Monday the Localism Bill reaches Committee stage – line by line examination of the Bill – in the House of Lords.

DCLG has just published New burdens doctrine: Guidance for government departments which sets out the factors that government departments should take into account when considering the costs and savings to local authorities arising from changes to policies and programmes.

On Tuesday Andrew Stunnell MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, DCLG, will be speaking at the LGiU’s conference  What does the Localism Bill mean for councils?  The conference is co-hosted with Stockport MBC.

On Friday DCLG will publish statistics on planning applications in England.

c’llr magazine – Our editorial team is gathering ideas for the August edition of c’llr magazine. If you have any suggestions for article topics that you’d like to see featured then please email them to cllr@lgiu.org

LGiU briefings – We will be publishing briefings for our members on the following subjects over the next couple of weeks.

  • Elected mayors
  • Analysis of Monday’s Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for local government
  • DCLG select committee report on localism
  • The Waste Review
  • The NHS future forum report and government response: accountability issues

Get in touch

For media enquiries or to receive LGiU press releases, please contact Rob Dale rob.dale@lgiu.org or 020 7554 2855.

For membership information please contact Chris Naylor chris.naylor@lgiu.org or 020 7554 2834.