New rules force council chiefs to reduce editions of The Brent Magazine

The Brent Magazine will become a quarterly publication

The Brent Magazine will become a quarterly publication - Credit: brent council

New legislation has forced the council-run publication The Brent Magazine to reduce its editions from 10 to four a year.

Eric Pickles

Eric Pickles - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

The town hall pravda will now be published quarterly due to changes to the Local Audit and Accountability Bill which comes into effect in April.

The new rules which have been spearheaded by Eric Pickles, secretary of state for communities and local government, restricts the production of council newspapers to no more than four a year.

TBM will now go out in the spring, summer, autumn and winter.

The council announced the changes in a statement on their website.


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In April 2010, Mr Pickles introduced a new code for councils which said they should only release publications four times a year which few local authorities adhered to.

At the time Brent Council said TBM represented “extremely good value for money” despite figures showing that it was losing the town hall nearly £1,000 a month on average.

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