Consultation

Liverpool residents vote to keep elected mayor position

04/07/2022

Liverpool residents have voted to retain the position of directly elected city mayor.

Unions demand 'substantial' pay increase

06/06/2022

Councils will be consulted this month after local government trade unions demanded a ‘substantial’ pay increase amid rising costs of food, fuel and household bills.

Bristol City Council launches consultation on plans to build 1,500 houses

26/05/2022

Bristol residents are being asked to give their views on a development that promises to deliver 1,500 homes and employment space for over 500 jobs.

Council launches consultation on £250m town centre plan

25/05/2022

Kirklees Council has launched a public consultation on the ‘cultural heart’ of its £250m, 10-year blueprint to transform Huddersfield town centre.

Mayor Khan launches consultation on ULEZ expansion

23/05/2022

A consultation on plans to expand the ULEZ to cover most of London has been launched as part of the effort to improve air quality and reduce congestion.

Nine ways to create a good design code

23/05/2022

Jane Dann outlines the nine steps that local authorities can take to get a good code in place.

Residents will have to approve street names changes under new proposals

12/04/2022

Councils will be required to get approval from local residents to change street names under new proposals announced today.

Consultation on replacing Vagrancy Act is launched

08/04/2022

The Government has launched a consultation on replacing an 'outdated' law that criminalises homeless people.

Air quality consultations launched

29/03/2022

The Government has launched two consultations on proposals to make it easier for local authorities to tackle poor air quality in their areas.

Consultation on end date for sale of new non-zero emission buses launched

29/03/2022

The Department for Transport has launched a consultation on setting an end date for the sale of new non-zero emission buses, coaches and minibuses.

Liverpool residents to be consulted on city’s governance

11/03/2022

Liverpool residents are to be consulted on how they think the city should be governed from 2023.

Social housing staff training review confirmed

18/01/2022

The Government today confirmed a review of the training of social housing staff after receiving thousands of complaints in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy.

Developments expected to deliver 10% boost to biodiversity

11/01/2022

The Government has launched a consultation that aims to ensure wildlife can be better protected and enhanced in future developments.

City council considers bringing in parking levy

21/12/2021

Leicester City Council has launched a consultation over a scheme that could see companies charged for car parking spaces.

Council to in-source housing services

09/12/2021

Haringey Council has announced it is in-sourcing housing services after a consultation saw residents back the change.

Unison warns of strike action over council pay

04/10/2021

Trade union Unison has warned of future strike action unless local government employers improve their pay offer.

Consultation on mandatory COVID vaccines launched

09/09/2021

The Government has launched a consultation on plans for staff in health and care settings in England to be required to have COVID-19 and flu vaccines.

Welsh Government looks at holiday home reforms

26/08/2021

Holiday home owners in Wales could be charged the full amount of business rates amid claims people are being priced out of their local area.

Teachers tell Williamson to end ‘fixation’ with banning mobiles

17/08/2021

School and college leaders have called on the education secretary to end what they describe as his ‘fixation’ with banning mobile phones in classrooms.

Consultation on plans to support natural areas launched

11/08/2021

The Government yesterday launched a consultation on plans to help local communities better support their natural areas.

Consultation on Greater Manchester development plan launched

10/08/2021

Residents of Greater Manchester were yesterday urged to take part in an eight-week public consultation on a new joint development plan for homes and jobs.

Treasury launches consultation for business rates revaluations every three years

30/06/2021

Business rates revaluations could take place more frequently to better reflect changing economic conditions under proposals unveiled by the Government.

Vaccine may be made compulsory for care home staff

14/04/2021

Staff in English care homes with older adults may be required to have a COVID-19 vaccine in a bid to tackle hesitancy within the sector.

Councils to be given five years to spend Right to Buy receipts

22/03/2021

Councils will be given five years to spend receipts from Right to Buy sales as part of an overhaul of the key housing policy, local government secretary Robert Jenrick has announced.

Consultation starts on restructuring local government in Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Somerset

23/02/2021

A consultation on creating unitary authorities in Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Somerset has been announced today by the Government.

Manchester CC launches consultation on 270 home regeneration proposal

18/09/2020

Manchester City Council has launched a consultation on a regeneration plan that will see 270 new homes built in Collyhurst.

During lockdown consultation needs renewed effort

05/06/2020

Damien Sharkey explores how councils can consult fairly with residents during the lockdown.

Gateshead to look at bring housing back in-house

30/03/2020

Gateshead MBC is to formally consult on proposals to bring its housing services back in-house.

Greater Manchester first to consult on bus franchising

09/10/2019

Greater Manchester is set to become the first city-region in the UK to hold a public consultation on the introduction of a bus franchising scheme.

Whitehall consults on plans to simplify planning rules for 5G roll-out

27/08/2019

The Government has launched a consultation on proposals to simplify planning rules for mobile infrastructure to support the roll-out of 5G across the country.

Council drops plans to close ‘third of libraries’ after outcry

10/07/2019

Essex County Council has done a U-turn on its plan to close nearly a third of its libraries after a consultation received thousands of responses opposing it.

Council told to consult residents over free parking

23/05/2019

Stockport Council has been told to consult residents over their right to free parking permits after the ombudsman found it had been unfairly refusing them.

Delay to Northamptonshire reorganisation welcomed

14/05/2019

Council leaders have welcomed the year-long delay to plans to create two new unitaries in Northamptonshire.

Hopes for legislative backing behind new code

24/04/2019

An overhaul of financial management in councils could be enshrined in law, according to a consultation that stakeholders must respond to within days to influence.

Whitehall publishes consultation on home school register

02/04/2019

Local authority leaders have welcomed proposals from the Government to launch a new register of all children not attending mainstream schools.

NAO floats auditing overhaul

13/03/2019

The way auditors examine council accounts could be overhauled, the National Audit Office (NAO) has suggested.

Council chiefs welcome pothole consultation

06/03/2019

Local government leaders have welcomed a Government consultation on utility firms’ roadworks guarantee, but warned it does not address the repairs backlog.

Council chiefs insist waste reforms must be ‘fully funded’

18/02/2019

Local authority leaders have welcomed plans to ‘overhaul’ the waste system, but cautioned Whitehall that any reforms need to be fully funded.

Council faces legal action over £20m cuts to SEND budget

03/10/2018

Surrey County Council is facing a legal battle over plans to cut its special educational needs and disabilities budget by more than £20m.

Gloucester CC consults on £50m regeneration scheme

28/09/2018

Gloucester City Council has launched a consultation on a £50m regeneration scheme designed to provide support to the city’s creative industries.

Whitehall to consult on allowing ‘fracking’ without planning permission

20/07/2018

The Government yesterday launched a consultation on plans to allow drilling for shale gas to go ahead without planning permission.

Grayson Perry backs borough’s £3.5m ‘artists’ house’ plans

26/04/2018

The Turner prize winner Grayson Perry has thrown his weight behind council plans to build affordable housing for artists in Barking town centre.

Put traveller site provision first, charities tell Whitehall

16/04/2018

Charities have written to the Government urging it to address the ‘root cause’ of unauthorised traveller sites rather than adopting more punitive measures.

Government to review council powers over illegal traveller sites

05/04/2018

The Government is to review how local authorities can deal with unauthorised caravan sites and developments more effectively.

Public backs 'safe, accessible' Oxford Street pedestrianisation

14/03/2018

Plans to pedestrianise part of Oxford Street have been backed by a majority of the 22,000 people who responded to the latest consultation but the authorities have pledged to look at issues of safety and accessibility raised by the public.

Principles agreed for deciding future of Grenfell Tower site

01/03/2018

A set of principles to guide the forthcoming consultations on the future of the Grenfell Tower site have been agreed between the council, the community and the Government.

Consultation launched into future of adult social care workforce

22/02/2018

A consultation into addressing the challenges facing the adult social care workforce has been launched.

Isle of Wight launches consultation on school term-times

10/11/2017

The Isle of Wight has launched a consultation on whether its policy on school holidays could include cutting the summer break and making half terms longer.

Council considers going for Royal City status

17/08/2017

Gloucester City Council has launched a public consultation over whether it should bid for Royal City status.

Westminster consultation on tall buildings ‘not about skyscrapers’, council insists

28/03/2017

Westminster CC in London has launched a consultation on whether to consturct more tall buildings to cope with a growing need for housing and office space.

Consultation on proposed changes to Scottish constituencies launched

21/10/2016

The Boundary Commission for Scotland has today published its initial proposals for a new map of UK parliamentary constituencies in Scotland, marking the beginning of a three-month public consultation.

Bristol launches consultation amid ‘mountainous budget challenge’

14/10/2016

Bristol City Council has launched a consultation on its five-year plan for the city in the context of a ‘mountainous budget challenge.’

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