Chair of the Special Interest Group of Municipal Authorities and leader says the County Councils Network’s new report is balanced ‘for the most part’
As we close out almost a decade of austerity, there have been few crumbs for comfort for local government. Paradoxically, austerity has shown the best of local government.
In the current mood of ‘take back control’, do residents have an appetite for taking back control – and do councils want to give it up?
The Fighting Fraud Corruption Locally Board promotes the work done by councils to counter fraud and corruption and ensure that those who are successful receive the recognition they deserve.
Brexit has, understandably, dominated the attention of MPs and civil servants, as they seek to navigate this unique and extremely complicated process.
Setting public spending in the context of massive growth over 30 years would transform how we think about the future.
Within local government there has been a gradual transition to a new financial reality.
There’s no point in being unambitious!
Rural residents pay more, receive fewer services, and on average earn less than those in urban areas.
The IFS: how tax devolution could workSubscription
Neil Amin Smith examines the case for a tourism tax and income tax devolution.