Each year around the world, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Thousands of events are held throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Each year the United Nations declares an overall International Women's Day theme.
The Localism Bill was given Royal Assent on 15 November 2011, and introduces changes to the planning system and the way local governments operate. The legislation will have an impact upon the manner in which the development industry and local communities engage with the planning system.