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More than £100m in funding announced through the government’s housing infrastructure fund has been withdrawn following “funding clarification”, LGC analysis has found.
Lewisham set to appoint new permanent chiefSubscription
Lewisham LBC is set to appoint Kim Wright as its new permanent chief executive.
Carolyn Williamson says efficiencies have been ’exhausted’
Walkley: Unsuitable bids drove housing fund delay Subscription
Homes England chief executive says some proposed schemes built challenge rather than trust
NAO boss: auditors need to 'get off the fence' Subscription
New comprtoller and auditor general Gareth Davies says he feels ’uncomfortable’ about the lack of concerns being raised by council auditors
Inner London boroughs back fair funding delay Subscription
12 boroughs call for one-year spending statement based on current levels of funding plus inflation and extra money for social care
Commentary on the worries besetting Labour councillors - that were clearly evident in Bournemouth this week.
Unison boss warns over decline in officer training Subscription
Austerity has driven a decline in quality of training and development for council officers that is fuelling a recruitment and retention crisis, the general secretary of Unison has warned.
EXCLUSIVE: Forbes hits out at national Labour party Subscription
The national Labour leadership and some of the party’s factions are living in an “imaginary” world that prioritises the views of the party membership above those of the communities its councillors serve, the party’s most senior local government figure has told LGC.