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Localism in a hung parliament

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A hung parliament next May is looking like a very likely prospect. But while coalition negotiations leave everything hanging in the balance, the practice of governing where it really counts will carry on.   135 days after their last national …

Photos from the All Party Parliamentary Local Government Group’s Summer Reception

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The All Party Parliamentary Local Government Group’s summer reception took place on Monday 15th July on the sunny House of Commons terrace. Heather Wheeler MP, Chair of the APPG, kindly hosted the event and we were joined by the Rt …

Local Growth according to Pickles

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The Rt. Hon. Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, yesterday addressed the All Party Parliamentary Group on Local Government on the issue of economic growth.

Local Government Finance Settlement 2013/14

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The Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, announced the Local Government Finance Settlement Consultation 2013/2014 to the House of Commons on Wednesday 19 December. Find out more here.

Local Government Finance Settlement 2013/14

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The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, will announce the Local Government Finance Settlement 2013/14 on Wednesday 19th December.

The new DCLG line-up

As Dan Drillsma-Milgrom reported for the LGC “David Cameron’s first wide-ranging ministerial reshuffle has seen local government left with a substantially changed ministerial team at the Department for Communities & Local Government”. Here’s the new team and their responsibilites: Secretary of …

Pickles invites bloggers deeper into the Town Hall

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Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Local Government and Communities, seems to love transparency. Back in June 2010 he asked councils to publish all spending data over £500. His department matched it and just last week announced they were lowering …

Soon all spending data over £250 will be published online

Since August 2010 the Department for Communities and Local Government  has been publishing details of all goods and services spent over £500 – matching a demand it made of councils in June of that year. Now it appears Eland House …

Taking forward Community Budgets

Community Budgets were introduced in October 2010 as part of the Spending Review with the aim of bringing different national and local funding streams together into a single local funding pot and, by doing so enabling various different local agencies, …

Local government’s Magna Carta’ needs to bring communities with it

Readers au fait with Coalition localism rhetoric will know that we are the most centralised country in Europe – though many of us may fear that not enough is being done about it. As the implementation of many of the best publicised …