LLG has submitted a third paper to the Ministry, this time on New Burdens. This article sets out the position statement which was considered by the EU Exit Advisory Panel
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Publish date: 27/03/2019
Publish date: 15/03/2019
See the interactive brochure for Weekend School 2019
Publish date: 07/03/2019
The March free CEO webinar has now been announced - register your interest now!
Publish date: 04/03/2019
Notice for Lawyers in Local Government (LLG) Annual General Meeting - 30th March 2019
LLG Submits Statement to the Ministry on Vulnerability, Duties & Responsibilities in the Event of a No Deal BrexitPublish date: 22/02/2019
LLG has submitted a Position Statement to the Ministry on the main duties and responsibilities held towards vulnerable persons, together with an examination of the effect on individuals caused by a no deal Brexit. The Statement was produced following a direct request from the Ministry flowing from LLG's Brexit Statement submitted in January.
Publish date: 22/02/2019
Helen Edwards, Chief Legal Officer for Norfolk County Council sets out her experience and reasons for standing as Deputy Vice President of LLG.
DFT Makes Recommendations within Consultation to Provide Greater Consistency in Licensing Following Input from LLGPublish date: 12/02/2019
The DFT launched a consultation today on statutory guidance for taxi and PHV licensing authorities. The consultation is seeking views on proposed statutory guidance to taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) licensing authorities on how to use their licensing powers to protect children and vulnerable adults. LLG previously inputted and made recommendations on the assessment of convictions and greater consistency in licensing together with the Institute of Licensing, the National Association of Licensing Enforcement Officers and the LGA. The DFT has now picked up those recommendations within Annexe A of the Consultation in their entirety.
The Committee on Standards in Public Life Review on Local Government Ethical Standards Released today.Publish date: 30/01/2019
The 20th report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, on the subject of ethical standards in local government released its review today. The report identifies some specific areas of concern noting a minority of councillors who engage in bullying or harassment, or other highly disruptive behaviour, and a small number of parish councils giving rise to a disproportionate number of complaints about poor behaviour. The report also identifies a number of risks in the sector: the current rules around conflicts of interest, gifts, and hospitality are commented on as inadequate; and the increased complexity of local government decision-making has been found to place governance under strain.
Guidance from Government to Assist Local Authority Preparedness for Exiting the European Union (EU).Publish date: 28/01/2019
Guidance just out from the Government covering; Statutory services, Regulatory services, Border areas, Supply chains, Data handling, Local partnership working, Communications, Regional and local growth, EU Funding
Publish date: 15/01/2019
LLG have provided a Brexit statement to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government following detailed input from Branches and Corporate Partners. The statement sets out the position of LLG regarding the more prominent legal implications of Brexit together with an examination of the EU exit more broadly on local government. It also raises questions where it feels clarity from the Ministry would be beneficial. It provides an overarching commentary which many of your directors and CEO may find useful.