Topic: Democracy, devolution and governance

Making sure that citizens have a voice through strong and vibrant local institutions.

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CLG activity during Easter recess

A round-up of activity from CLG during the Easter recess, with special reference to the Best Value: new draft statutory guidance – Consultation.

England & Wales Briefing
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Supporting Communities and Neighbourhoods in Planning Project

The government has announced the allocation of £3.2 million worth of grants to organisations such as the RTPI for them to support communities involvement in local planning. This briefing comments on the announcement.

England & Wales Briefing
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Consultation on Equality and Human Rights Commission

The government is consulting on changes to how the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) will operate. The reforms will have implications for local authorities where they work in partnership with the EHRC.

England & Wales Briefing
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Cross-government review of statutory duties placed on local government

The government has announced a review into the statutory duties placed on councils. Councils are invited to comment on which duties should be repealed and which should not. Councils should respond to this important, though informal, consultation.

England & Wales Briefing
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Growing the Social Investment Market: A Vision and Strategy

Growing the Social Investment Market looks to develop the concept of a Big Society through expansion of the social investment market. Key to this is the establishment of a Big Society Bank. This brief outlines the strategy and comments on its main points.

England & Wales Briefing
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Prospects for local government: 2011 and beyond

Councils face unprecedented challenges. This briefing looks ahead at the big issues and at specific services - what will local government look like by the end of this Parliament?

England & Wales Briefing