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shouting LGC research finds formal complaints are on the rise among council staff
Measures include making companies responsible for the costs of recycling their packaging
Spelthorne BC is to shift the focus of its investment strategy and is not planning any more major commercial property purchases, council papers reveal.
Donna Hall insists the chief executive’s role is solely to provide thought leadership and set the cultural tone, thereby inspiring change by motivating staff and residents
The Department of Health and Social Care has received an additional £600m from the Treasury to cover “unforeseen” cost pressures in 2018-19.
Councillors have no legal right to maternity leave but a drive by Labour is encouraging authorities to adopt a formal policy
Acting chief executive Kath O’Dwyer: ‘We were brave and empowered staff’
Interim to return to her previous role at the council
Staffordshire struggles with ’hallmarks’ of budget best practice
Brokenshire invokes ‘spirit of post-war push’ for housing
Birmingham and Unite both seek injunctions on bins strike
Tower Hamlets report has implications ‘across country’
Independent assessment of reform options to report later this year
Decision creates a further period of uncertainty for the social care sector
Northern powerhouse minister Jake Berry blamed councils in Yorkshire for a failure to get a deal in place as it emerged one council has pulled out of the One Yorkshire bid.
Employment committee to discuss the employment of Beverly Agass today
Councils are considering a beefed-up campaign to address the growing problem of “organised flytipping”.
Councils must take greater responsibility for delivering clean growth in their areas, according to the Localis think tank.
Reviews into the effectiveness of local health and social care systems are to be resumed after the government gave its approval to the future of the programme.
A Rotherham abuse survivor discusses her experience of dealing with social workers and why more action is still needed to tackle chld sexual exploitation
LGPS Central has announced changes to its leadership team, choosing Mike Weston as chief executive and promoting John Burns as his deputy.
The communities secretary says government has considered One Yorkshire proposal and rejected it
Councils have welcomed government proposals to bolster licensing requirements for taxi and minicab operators in order to protect vulnerable passengers.
Scheme Advisory Board review will assess the role of employers within the scheme, with a view to issuing further guidance.
Borough brands governance process “pre-determined”
Optional levy on top tax bands could fund measures to tackle youth violence
Review suggests appeal wait times could be cut by five months
A wide-ranging government strategy aimed at tackling segregation and inequality will aim to give communities control over local decision-making and the services they receive.
Government departments not responsible for the NHS, defence or overseas aid should expect further cuts following this year’s spending review, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned.
Glasgow City Council has agreed to sell off arts and sporting venues to fund £500m equal pay claims
Outgoing head of policy Piali Das Gupta praised for “fatanstic job”.
The government has announced that 42 bids were successful for Rapid Rehousing Pathway funding
Despite agreement on some fundamentals, prospective shares of the funds look set to cause conflict
The NAO has identified failings in the planning system that put councils under pressure on housing targets
Director general returns to where career started
Research shows public health in local government is “effective, accountable, efficient and offers great value for money”.
System is ‘failing’, consumer protecion group says
Rotherham MP tells parliament of £7m extra costs
Cabinet to choose how to deal with £350,000-a-week strike
ATCO survey finds slump in support for routes
Local government minister Rishi Sunak tells LGC councils should feel ‘confident’ about future funding
More than 50,000 older people have died after formally applying for support since the government first announced it would publish a social care green paper, the charity Age UK claims.
Around £350m of remaining debt will be shifted within the group
“Flimsy assertions have no place in financial planning.”
Lendlease has dropped legal action against Haringey and signed a new property deal with the council
Tim Oliver warns of “extremely challenging times” ahead of budget vote
Photo ID entry system will be used at this week’s by-election counts
James Brokenshire describes Wirral MBC’s performance as “lamentable”
“The referendum wasn’t just about Brexit, it was a demand by the millions who live outside the centre of power in London for a new settlement.”
The Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) has welcomed Ryanair’s plan to replace its board chair, following a row over succession planning at the airline.
Peterborough City Council is to take on new higher-risk commercial activity as part of a drive to save £20m over the next three years.
A restructuring at Lambeth LBC has created five new directorates but only one with a permanent director.
New analysis suggests fair funding formula could increase pressure for some councils
Northampton asked to make ’risk investment’ in rugby club
School transport, parks and cultural services could be cut to the bone
Future of local system reviews in doubt after Matt Hancock fails to respond to CQC request for clarity
Latest rough sleeping figures show slight year on year fall
Northern LGPS has thrown its weight behind climate change goals set out by the Paris Agreement as it published its responsible investment policy.
Health secretary says sexual health and health visiting services “much closer to the NHS”
MHCLG has committed to provide £56.5m for Brexit preparations over two years
Judging has now been completed for all but one category in this year’s LGC Awards.
Committee on Standards in Public Life also finds increased complexity of decision making is putting governance arrangements under strain
Essex councils’ raise concerns over arrival of homeless London families
Reaction to the final local government finance settlement
Northamptonshire CC will be able to raise council tax without a referendum by 2% more than other councils as it strives to improve its governance and services, the housing and communities secretary has announced.
New data reveals potential victims aged as young as 11, while most of referrals relate to those aged 15 to 17 years old.
Former directors of Northampton Town FC told to repay £2.1m
Quarter of extra cuncil tax pursued under new support schemes going uncollected
Care England has accused councils of “abandoning old people” by not paying enough for care home places.
Councils will receive an additional £56.5m over this year and next to prepare for Brexit, housing and communities secretary James Brokenshire has announced.
New reprt from Centre for Cities finds residents in northern cities have seen largest spending reductions
Most of the roles relate to major transformation programmes underway at the council
South Buckinghamshire wants ‘right structure’ for reorganisation
Uncertainty over Brexit leads to conflict between Brighton & Hove City Council and developer Crest Nicholson over flagship regeneration scheme
Torbay is the sixth council to end ties with firm
Derbyshire ‘well placed’ compared with peers
Councils agree deprivation should be in proposed new foundation formula, but not its weighting
Joe Reay moves from Cardiff Council to Basildon where he will report directly to chief executive Scott Logan
Kwarteng tells LGA no Brexit impact data exists below regional level
Concern fewer children than expected were receiving commissioned mental health services
London Councils demand greater devolution of employment services to address stubbornly high youth unemployment
County Councils Network has rejected accusations of government bias as funding review plans to prioritise population over poverty
LGA says findings reinforce call for councils to be allowed to oversee failing academies
The proposed £30,000 post-Brexit salary threshold for EU migrants risks destabilising the capital’s social care services and hampering efforts to tackle the housing crisis, London Councils has warned.
Report reveals wide variation in spend, activity and quality
Government gives in to calls for flagship anti-extremism programme to be independently reviewed
The permananet secretary also tells MPs ministry was ‘not surprised’ by the collapse of Northamptonshire CC
Opportunity Pass will offer free bus travel for 16 to 18-year-olds and fulfil manifesto pledge
Property investments are a cause for concern at just “two or three councils”, a senior Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government official has said.