It would be a loss to the sector if growth in commercial property investment throws a shadow across other areas.
With appropriate safeguards and procedures risk in property investments can be mitigated.
We can view libraries as the canary in the coal mine for what is happening to our public services.
The current maelstrom of national politics has never illustrated it better: urban voices are being drowned out.
Eliminating negative RSG will undermine urban areas’ confidence in a genuinely ‘fair’ funding review.
This year has not been easy for local government. With several councils teetering, the sector is in crisis.
This week’s local government finance settlement is the last one determined by the 2015 spending review.
In English local government we often look overseas to compare our positions to those of our peers.
British local government has become global news. The impact of eight years of austerity on councils in Britain has made them interesting to foreign correspondents based in the UK.
The last few years have seen the deliberate, systematic destruction of local government.