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FEB
07

Government confirms Section 137 expenditure limit for 2022/23

FINANCE

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has notified the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) that the appropriate sum for the purpose of section 137(4)(a) of the Local Government Act 1972 (the 1972 Act) for local (parish and town) councils in England for 2022/23 is £8.82 per elector.

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FEB
02

NALC responds to Levelling Up white paper

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Cllr Keith Stevens, chair of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), has responded to the government's publication of the Levelling Up the United Kingdom white paper.

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FEB
02

Major inquiry highlights the urban-rural divide in accessing health and care 

RURAL

The conclusions of a three-year inquiry into rural health and care by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Rural Health and Care and the National Centre for Rural Health and Care (NCRHC) has been published.

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JAN
31

Calls for the government to legislate standards report recommendations

LEGISLATION

Mark Garnier MP asked Kemi Badenoch MP, Minister for Levelling Up, Communities and Local Government, to “confirm if and when the government will legislate to implement the recommendations”. Made in the Committee on Standards in Public Life’s Local government ethical standards report, published three years ago.

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JAN
27

Michael Gove MP supports remote meetings in House of Commons debate

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On 24 January 2022, the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove MP, supported calls to allow local (parish and town) councils to have remote meetings.

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JAN
26

Celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

QUEEN

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. Platinum Jubilee celebrations to mark the Queen’s historic 70-year reign will occur throughout the UK and the Commonwealth as part of a year-long programme of events.

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