End to statutory notices?

For many years councils have been legally required to publish notices of items such as highways works, road closures etc. in local papers. The average cost of publishing a notice is around £1,000. Annual cost to councils around £26m. Some councils have tried to save money by using hard to read fonts in a notice or not including their logos. There is now the possibility that this requirement will end in 2 years' time. For once we can thank Minister Eric Pickles for doing something sensible.

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