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Scrap all districts says Heseltine

District councils should be scrapped and 60 unitary counties created instead across England led by directly-elected mayors according to former Cabinet minister Lord Heseltine. Read more here…

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Parliament passes Dorset reorganisation plans

Dorset council leaders have welcomed Parliament’s decision to create two new unitary councils in the South Western county. Last February, then local government minister Sajid Javid confirmed he supported proposals to replace Dorset’s nine councils with two new unitary authorities. Read more…

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Javid calls for unitary proposals from Northamptonshire councils

Councils in Northamptonshire have been invited to submit proposals for unitary structures to replace the existing 2-tier system across the county. Communities secretary Sajid Javid has invited the district and borough councils in the county to submit a proposal for a single tier of local government in Northamptonshire.

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Northamptonshire County Council ‘should be scrapped’

Cash-strapped Northamptonshire County Council should be scrapped, according to a government report. The report, ordered by Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid, recommends “a new start” which is “best achieved by the creation of two new unitary councils”. Council leader Heather Smith resigned following the report’s publication.

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