Local Government

Local Government

The Coalition Government aspires to a fundamental shift of power from Westminster to the people through promoting decentralisation and democratic engagement.  The Government proposes to end the era of top-down government by giving new powers to councils, communities, neighbourhoods and individuals. Therefore, new legislation is being introduced, such as the Localism and Decentralisation Bill which includes a General Power of Competence for councils, as well as an upheaval for governance of local authorities, such as standards and pay accountability changes and having directly elected mayors.

News Feed

  • Press release: UK welcomes conclusions of UN General Assembly’s… View Article
  • News story: Winter weather: UK government response View Article
  • Press release: Press briefing: afternoon 26 November 2014 View Article
  • News story: Finding your way around Ofqual's new web site View Article
  • Corporate report: Progress on protections for patient data View Article
  • Press release: Hugo Swire congratulates new Mongolian Prime Minister View Article
  • News story: Encouraging better NHS efficiency and improved care View Article
  • Notice: TA19 0SG, Wessex Water Services Limited: Environmental permit… View Article
  • Notice: SP11 0HT, Wadworth and Company Limited: Environmental permit… View Article
  • Notice: RH17 7NA, Mr Patrick T Pilcher: Environmental permit application… View Article