Tag : Best of 2017
Grenfell report finds system not fit for purposeSubscription
Digest: The interim findings of a review of building regulations ordered in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster has found the current system is “not fit for purpose”.
Fears that some councils operating ‘on a wing and a prayer’
Exclusive LGC research provides the most comprehensive picture to date of the scale of austerity-driven property investments by local government
Scotland, then Catalonia and now Lombardy and the Veneto. The list of European sub-national areas bidding for independence, or at least greater autonomy, is growing.
Experts question government’s standardised methodology for housing need
LGC analysis reveals proportionally more significant overspends on children’s social care services in each of the past three years than in adult care
Questions about the future of sustainability and transformation partnerships have not been answered by the view that their local unpopularity and the new national politics will kill them off.
Javid's bucket of cold sick disgusts all Subscription
Commentary on the communities secretary’s memorable appearance at the LGA conference
Plans to carry out a fair funding review are set to continue regardless
Even before we know the full human toll of the fire at Grenfell Tower, it is already clear the tragedy needs to result in a generation-defining debate about the capability, resourcing and responsibilities of local government.