News & Events
Listed below are the national news items and national events.
Publish date: 13/03/2020
This press release sets out the options available to local authorities in respect of their decision making processes where virtual meetings are precluded by law.
Publish date: 12/03/2020
From the annual allowance through to wider tax changes and the Coronavirus… Wesleyan shares a review of the key announcements.
Publish date: 10/03/2020
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24.03.20 - London
21.04.20 - Bristol
23.04.20 - Leeds
30.04.20 - Birmingham:-
Bevan Brittan's team of experts will discuss recent cases and the practical implications for in-house Counsel. Each session will provide you with an opportunity to pose questions to the panel and share insight with your peers in other organisations.
Publish date: 05/03/2020
The spread, and more importantly the fear of the spread, of the coronavirus across the UK, is resulting in several corollary issues in the workplace. One of the key issues taking up media time currently is that of payment of employees in self-isolation or isolation as requested by medical staff or employers.
Event date: 01/04/2020
Publish date: 03/03/2020
The Government has published an Action Plan for Coronavirus : A guide to what you can expect across the UK
Publish date: 02/03/2020
The LGA is liaising with Public Health England (PHE), the Department for Health and Social Care and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government regarding the evolving situation with the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Local authority Directors of Public Health are in close contact with PHE.
Publish date: 26/02/2020
The legislation establishing the regulatory framework for the provision of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire services outside of London has failed to keep pace with both technology and the Government’s deregulation agenda. This places a heavy burden on Councils who struggle to maintain public protection with reduced resources and an ever more inventive trade who look to exploit the loopholes, weaknesses and inconsistencies that continue to exist despite demands for reform. In December 2019 the Court of Appeal issued its Judgment in the case of R (on the application of Rehman) v Wakefield City Council & the Local Government Association. This has provided a useful clarification of the basis upon which Councils should calculate their fees under the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire licensing regimes.
Publish date: 26/02/2020
The power to appropriate land is an important weapon in a local authority’s armoury and sits neatly alongside other statutory powers, such as compulsory purchase of land and highway stopping up orders.
Publish date: 21/02/2020
The finalists have been announced for the LLG Awards 2020. Congratulations to everyone who will now go forward to be determined as the winner in each category to be announced live at the Awards on 2nd April 2020 in Birmingham. The best of luck!