DCLG’s permanent secretary Melanie Dawes “very aware” of need to get 2016-17 budgets and spending review period settlements “right”
Latest Local Government News
The latest available figures show the NHS acute sector continuing to forecast a deficit in excess of £2bn for this financial year. Trusts’ year to date financial performance is even worse than planned, analysis by LGC’s sister title Health Service Journal has found.
A hundred communities in England have adopted Neighbourhood Plans.
Only ‘small fraction’ of planned homes will be built, warns ARCH
Councils received 5,000 new requests for adult social care support every day last year, according to new figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre.
Councils have two weeks to give their views on the local plan making process, following a call for evidence by the expert group considering reforms to the development blueprints.
One in five local government stakeholders believe their devolution proposals are fairly or very weak, new research reveals.
The spending review will reveal if the magnitude of Osborne’s business rates announcement is dwarfed by the scale of pressures some councils face
More expert opinion
Investment: Special Section
Experts say investments must be suitable for pension funds’ risk profiles
Guy Pratt explains how Hertfordshire CC works with the Royal Mail and fire services to protect vulnerable adults on ‘suckers lists’
Anne Whitehead (Lab) explains how the tool has saved Harrow LBC £3m
Latest Comment from LGC's Partners
The whole logic of the funding system has been turned on its head, writes the LSE’s Tony Travers
In Depth: Elected mayors
The government has tied the devolution of power to the installation of elected mayors, empowering voters at the expense of councillors, writes Keith Cooper
Virginia Cooper explains the implications of a court case on charging for information services
Adass president Ray James says all organisations involved with care agree on need for action
Devolution: Manchester's pattern book
Getting to grips with Devo Manc will help other authorities secure extra powers
Mayoral model: For and against
Mayors matter because they solve the problem of local accountability for devolved powers, says the NLGN’s Simon Parker
Against: Catherine Staite – The elected mayor model represents the creeping individualisation of democratic power
The idea of the single, strong leader is very old-fashioned, based more on myth than on an understanding of how leadership operates