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Mike Short: Unions must be given time and space to support councilsSubscription

There can be no doubt that having fair and robust disciplinary processes in place is important to the smooth running of local authorities.

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LGA urges building for social rentSubscription

Failure to build has wasted benefits budget

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First councils approve new members' parental leave policy Subscription

Councillors have no legal right to maternity leave but a drive by Labour is encouraging authorities to adopt a formal policy 

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Charities warn over Brexit impact on poorSubscription

MPs told those on low income worst affected


Exclusive: Bullying and harassment on the rise Subscription

LGC research finds formal complaints are on the rise among council staff 


Further friction as CA begins reform review Subscription

Independent assessment of reform options to report later this year


LGC Special Report: Commercialisation

Special Feature: Finance settlement

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Fair funding formula proposals spark concern from urban areas Subscription

18 January, 2019 By Kerry Lorimer