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Lack of local democracy in planning system, survey shows

January 11, 2017

A survey of over 1,200 ward councillors in England, carried out by the Local Government Information Unit, and commissioned by the National Trust, reveals councillors’…

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LGiU response to Local Government Finance Settlement

December 15, 2016

Our response to today's statement from the Communities Secretary on the Local Government Finance Settlement and increase to the social care precept.


Planning cuts make housing targets impossible, says new FMB/LGiU research

December 13, 2016

Nearly 90% of local authorities believe that the Government’s housing targets will be impossible to meet due to a lack of planning resources, according to…

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