The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has urged the government as a matter of some urgency to bring forward changes to the current standards regime governing conduct in local government.
In a paper published on 8 February 2021, the not-for-profit consultancy, the Centre for Governance and Scrutiny (CFGS) says that the local elections in England, scheduled for 6 May should be postponed until the autumn.
Research by the Local Government Association in December 2020 revealed that more than a million potential homes on land earmarked for development by councils are still waiting for developers to submit plans.
Local councils are being encouraged to apply for a share of £20million funding to help increase the number of on-street electric vehicle chargepoints.
Local communities will have powers to make sure that new developments in their area are 'beautiful and well-designed', under proposals outlined by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick.
The Government has confirmed that it does not intend to apply 'referendum principles' to parish and town councils for 2021/22.
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has launched The Good Councillor's Guide to community business to promote the opportunities community businesses can create locally.
More than two-thirds (69%) of senior figures in local government believe the elections scheduled for May should now take place in the autumn, according to a recent survey of council chief executives, leaders and officers in charge of organising elections.
Safer Internet Day on 9 February 2021 will be marked by events and activities in over 150 countries.
New laws to protect England's cultural and historic heritage have been announced by Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick.
Every area should be given the "right to self government" through a parish or town council to boost communities and kickstart economic growth, a report urges today.
A new £4 million fund to help charities and community groups combat loneliness by building connections across communities.