Latest Local Government News
DCLG’s permanent secretary Melanie Dawes “very aware” of need to get 2016-17 budgets and spending review period settlements “right”
Solace president and Birmingham City Council chief executive Mark Rogers calls for new relationship with central government
Key player in Treasury review into boosting housing supply tells councils to stop ‘whinging’
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.
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
Adass president Ray James says all organisations involved with care agree on need for action
Neil Clarke and Paul Carter say unity is key to success
The benefits of independence are offset by the threat of financial hardship for many. LGC’s Sarah Calkin investigates
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
George Osborne’s announcement that 100% of non-domestic rates will be retained and partly localised is to be welcomed. However radical the reform eventually turns out to be, it is further evidence that the chancellor is more committed to decentralised power than any of his predecessors.