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Sara Todd Chief Executive Trafford

Met issued improvement notice after 'leadership failures'Subscription

Ofsted found senior leaders had ’no awareness’ of deterioration in services 

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Porter: Planning rows fuelled Tory elections 'car crash'Subscription

Frustration over Brexit combined with local planning woes to deliver loss of more than 1,000 seats, LGA chair has said

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New county analysis finds London has enjoyed £2.4bn 'surplus'Subscription

Fresh analysis by PwC uses a new methodology to quantify spending need and finds £50bn funding gap by 2025

Iain MacBeath

County director takes on lead STP roleSubscription

Joint appointment made to continue development of an integrated care system 

Martin Tett

MPs call for coordinated bus strategy to address declineSubscription

The country’s most popular form of public transport is in serious decline due to fragmented government policy and reductions in council funding, a cross-party committee of MPs has said.


Exclusive: More embrace tourism tax to plug funding gapsSubscription

Three more councils are considering drawing up plans for a tourist tax to help them fill the vacuum left by cuts in government grant funding


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'To make cities smart, harness data and focus on outcomes'Subscription

16 May, 2019 By Nic Paton

Local government’s focus is shifting from technology to objectives. But a conversation must happen on how it uses data