Two projects are expected to include up to 40% affordable housing, including social housing and shared ownership
Warning that increased costs are creating new “budget risks” for local authorities
Government’s commitment to “punitive, mean-spirited, and often callous” austerity measures has inflicted “great misery” on vulnerable people
The firm, which offers support to 13,000 older and disabled people, revealed its decision to offload contracts last week
The long-term survival of local government is being put at risk by inadequate funding for adult social care, new analysis has found
The Raynsford Review describes restoring public confidence in the planning system as “one of our generation’s greatest challenges”
Budget 2018: Full coverage
Infrastructure lawyers are sceptical about chancellor Philip Hammond’s announcement that PFI and PF2 contracts will be abolished
Commentary on the Budget
Local authorities are to receive an additional £675m in co-funding to help redevelop their local high streets, the chancellor has announced.
The chancellor was clearly feeling the hand of history on his shoulder. A new chapter and a turning point were declared as Phillip Hammond informed the house that austerity was now ending just like the prime minister said it would.
A third of extra funding for improving transport links in and around cities will go to areas with mayoral devolution deals
The chancellor has announced the Treasury will not sign any more private finance initiative contracts, describing the model as “inflexible and overly complex”.
Councils have “made a significant contribution to repairing the public finances and this Budget ensures [they] have more resources” to deliver services
Local authorities are to be ”fully compensated” for any loss of income as a result of reductions in business rates, the Treasury has confirmed.
The NHS has “committed to increasing mental health funding as a share of the overall budget over the next five years”, the Treasury has said
Chancellor Philip Hammond will deliver the Budget this afternoon. Follow LGC’s live blog for all of the latest announcements, rumours and reaction relating to local government.
LGC Confidence Survey 2018
More than half of senior council officers expect local government reorganisation will have to proceed in their area within the next five years, the LGC confidence survey has shown.
Widespread expectation children’s and adults services will be cut but even greater concern roads and library budgets will be slashed
More than 40% of chiefs expect their council to issue a section 114 notice
A large majority of officers remain unconvinced by the national leadership’s approach to local government