Latest Local Government News
All but five councils’ accounts approved by auditor in time - two blame staff shortages
Integration fund prompts Whitehall struggle over best method to distribute
Battle over CCG will be referred to the health secretary
Richmondshire DC leader mounts bid to save services
Does this indicate an improvement in central/local relations? It is movement in the right direction, says Emma Maier
Views from the panel
The party conferences were a mixed bag of announcements already trailed and the slow grinding of the pre-election gears, says Tom Stannard
Latest Comment from LGC's Partners
It is almost a year since the local government sector was first presented with a fresh approach to building leadership across the West Midlands as a response to the new world faced by councils.
Applications are now open for the Public Service Launchpad Accelerator. There is £9,400 of seed investment on offer per each team founder as well as a total of almost £50,000 follow-on investment awarded at the end of the programme for the best ventures.
Councils play a crucial role in post-diagnosis support, writes the Department of Health’s director general for social care
LGC confidence barometer
It is clear that the way councils have tackled deep cuts successfully has impressed the Treasury, writes LGC’s Chris Smith
Many individuals and many organisations would like to be thought of as innovative, but in reality rather fewer want to abandon the current way of doing things and strike off in a different direction.