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East Lindsey District Council: Corporate assessment – February 2009

East Lindsey District Council is now ‘good’. The Council’s comprehensive performance assessment (CPA) rating increased from its earlier ‘weak’ score following an inspection of its performance by the Commission.  The corporate assessment looked at the Council’s ambitions, its ability to... (Continue reading)

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The European Commission’s Proposed Construction Products Regulation: Consultation on the proposals and development of a UK negotiating line – Summary of responses

This document provides a summary of the responses to the consultation paper The European Commission’s proposed Construction Products Regulation: Consultation on the proposals and development of a UK negotiating line  which was published in August 2008. Click here... (Continue reading)

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Communities and Local Government: Public bodies 2008

Communities and Local Government sponsors a wide range of bodies to achieve its objectives. These include executive, advisory and tribunal Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs), Public Corporations, as well as other arms-length and short-term bodies. Details of these bodies are listed below and... (Continue reading)

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Improvement Network: Hot topics – Well-being power

The Wellbeing Power was introduced through the Local Government Act in 2000. It makes provision for all principal local authorities in England and Wales to do anything that they consider likely to promote the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of... (Continue reading)

Improvement Network: Hot topics – Sustainable Communities Act

The Sustainable Communities Act received Royal Assent in 2007, having been sponsored as a private Members Bill by the Conservative MP Nick Hurd. The government came to support the Bill as part of their devolution agenda. It also received a... (Continue reading)

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Improvement Network: Hot topics – Pre-Budget Report 2008

This briefing provides an overview of the announcements made in the pre-budget report. Click here... (Continue reading)

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Improvement Network: Hot topics – Local Government Finance Settlement 09-10

On Wednesday 26 November 2008, Local Government Minister John Healey announced the Local Government Finance Settlement for 2009-10. Click here... (Continue reading)

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Waverley Borough Council: Housing management services – January 2009

Waverley Borough Council provides a fair housing management service with  uncertain prospects for improvement. Tenants benefit from easy access to services and there are effective approaches to re-letting empty homes, gas servicing and rent collection. However, a high proportion of... (Continue reading)

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IDeA: Councillor census 2008

The fifth census of councillors from the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Improvement and Development Agency for local government (IDeA) has been published. It shows that little has changed in the diversity of community representatives. Click here... (Continue reading)

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Wokingham Borough Council: Corporate assessment – January 2009

Wokingham Borough Council is performing adequately. The Council, with its partners, has a clear vision and shared ambitions to improve the quality of life for local people. Click here... (Continue reading)

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