Nick Golding is LGC editor.
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“The end is nigh” is a phrase heard increasingly regularly in town, city and county halls – but today, for once, LGC is using it in an uplifting way. Yes, New Year’s Eve will mark just one year being left of what has been a sorry decade for local government.
LGC’s commentary on the day’s news
Commentary on a suggestion for how the local can shape the centre
In contrast to Theresa May’s mantra during the last general election campaign, the only thing that’s strong and stable right now is the instability itself.
Fair funding review options due but minister warns indications of what cash councils may actually receive will not be revealed until late spring 2019
Housing and communities secretary James Brokenshire says he has “very clearly” heard counties’ calls for extra funding
LGC’s essential daily briefing
Commentary on Westminster City Council’s plans to curb super-homes and make the rich pay more
“Martin is a highly respected chief executive and I am very confident, working with his policy leads, he will continue to build on our unique policy voice”
The voluntary contribution scheme in which wealthy residents were this year encouraged to pay a higher level of council tax raised £0.5m