MPs demand 10-year plan for social care Subscription
Public Accounts Committee report says the government currently has no effective strategy to integrate the NHS and social care
Concerns raised about the quality of council chief executives and the role of auditors
Chiefs told when councils do apply a social values approach to commissioning services can be “cheaper, more responsive, innovative and equitable”
Local government has been lambasted for its use of “impenetrable” language and systems that hinder rather than help prevent children from being abused
Kirklees Metropolitan Council has launched an independent review of its response at the time of the rape and abuse of girls in Huddersfield.
County makes interim chief permanentSubscription
“Like every other local authority, Lancashire County Council faces challenges with growing demand and reducing resources.”
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