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New rules introduced by London mayor Sadiq Khan introduce a mandatory ballot when demolition is proposed
Bid to boost the poplulation of bees, butterflies and moths
Report says a system of building regulation that ”inspires confidence that residents can be safe and secure” is no closer
Council now set to proceed with an alternative council-owned development company.
Move to prevent a conflict of interest as council reviews its contracts with the outsourcing company
The civil servant overseeing local government pensions has said investments in UK infrastructure ”must earn LGPS money”, countering the perception that funds are obliged to channel money in that direction.
A dispute between Amey and Gloucester City Council has continued over who is responsible for contaminating recyclables, with the council blaming Amey and Amey saying members of the public are at fault.
Haringey LBC’s new left-wing leader has insisted the authority is not a “Momentum council” and admitted residents will judge his administration on its ability to successfully run services.
Largest monthly decrease in delayed transfers since targets were set
Ged Fitzgerald’s successor approved by appointments panel
A report to be considered by a Haringey’s cabinet on Tuesday recommends the council withdraws immediately from negotiations with Landlease as the successful bidder.
County bans provision to schools of meat from un-stunned animals
One Yorkshire backers call government response ‘disappointing’
A tribunal ruling that social care staff should be paid the national living wage for sleep-in shifts, which would cost providers an estimated £400m, has been overturned by the Court of Appeal.
Increase in cases upheld and service recommendations
Mr Coughlan said he ”cannot make this point strongly enough”.
Nottingham warns move will see it want extended boundary
Former Trafford MBC chief executive to replace Andrew Quincey
Volatility in children’s services spending could rapidly tip a series of councils over the financial cliff edge, the chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy has warned.
The widespread demotion of finance directors is resulting in councils avoiding acknowledging the truth about the scale of their financial challenge, Rob Whiteman has warned.
Health leaders say plan for NHS alone would be insufficient
Ms Kemp took on the role on an interim basis following the recent retirement of John Gilbert.
Council “considering next steps” over future recruitment options.
Matt Hancock will head the Department of Health and Social Care after Jeremy Hunt - the longest serving health secretary in history - was moved to the Foreign Office.
Research by all-party parliamentary group found “woeful underfunding” causing significant variation in support
“It is concerning that as the roll out continues and the total arrears figure grows so too does the negative impact upon landlords’ finances”
“Change in personal circumstances” leads to “new leadership arrangements”
Chief executive says services will be focused on those in “most urgent need”.
The LGA is to urgently seek assurances from government that the delayed social care green paper will still be published in the autumn, as promised
“I don’t think we’re going to ask for the money back, because we’re working towards an integrated care organisation with the NHS”
Housing and communities secretary James Brokenshire is to appear before the Commons’ Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee from 4pm. It is the first time he has been questioned by the committee since being appointed secretary of state.
There has been a sharp rise in the number of vulnerable older people being left to fend for themselves, according to research.
Mr Raab’s replacement will be the 17th housing minister in 20 years.
Greater Manchester mayor accuses the government of reneging on promises of further devolution
Regulators says vulnerable children often treated as the problem rather than victims
Stefaan de Rynck warns Brexit is a “lose/lose proposition”
Lord Porter (Con) has apologised following criticism over a joke he made referring to women as “birds” at the Local Government Association conference in Birmingham.
Newham LBC’s new elected mayor has faced heckles at the Local Government Association conference over her calls for more government funding for social care without explaining where the money would come from.
Meg Hillier MP says the situation “beggars belief”.
The government’s planning reforms for fracking run counter to the “spirit of localism”, the CLG committee has warned.
A director general at the Department of Health and Social Care admits NHS and older people had dominated discussions
Local government must recognise the inevitable effects of technological advances and their naturally disruptive effects on the UK economy, a report launched Tuesday has warned.
Female councillors have criticised the Local Government Association chair after he made a joke from the podium in which he described women as “birds”.
Cornwall’s chief executive tells reporter Robert Cusack Cornwall’s problems are being turned into its solutions.
Jonathan Werran has been appointed chief executive with immediate effect
Survey raises concerns that workloads are becoming unmanageable
Solihull MBC’s chief executive talks to David Paine about living with stress, depression and anxiety and why the sector needs to do more to support staff
LGC research reveals local government’s stress crisis
Suella Braverman says formalised talks will have “big impact”.
James Brokenshire has spoken warmly of councils as being the “bedrock of our democracy” but said little about their financial plight in his flagship Local Government Association conference speech.
At least one council may be looking to recruit a new replacement in the very near future.
Councils should expect “more pain to come” without increased investment from national government, the Local Government Association is expected to warn to today at the start of its annual conference.
“You can’t make great places without planners and I think the change is going to have to come from the ground up.”
The council exceeded its planned use of reserves by 35% in the previous financial year.
The LGA found that spending on adult and children’s social care in 2017-18 was greater than that raised by council taxes.
Report calls for new legislation to speed up integration
The definition of affordable homes under the new NPPF faces fresh scrutiny.
Controversy surrounds Cllr Jamieson’s win, as ”convention requires that you don’t stand against an incumbent”.
Nick Rushton describes the two-tier system as ”broken, bureaucratic, old fashioned, confusing and inefficient”
LGC visited Mansfield to see integration efforts at first hand
Analysis of usable revenue reserves reveals changes for different types of council
Blackpool BC’s chief executive talks to Jon Bunn about how government policies discourage councils from ’doing the right thing’ for residents
London mayor Sadiq Khan (Lab) vowed to use his powers to block Barnet LBC’s proposal to stop separate household food waste collections.
The number of high-rise buildings identified as having potentially dangerous cladding has jumped by 50% in one month, according to the government.
National spending on looked-after children for 2018-19 is expected to increase 9.1% year-on-year.
James Brokenshire warns funding at risk if leaders cannot work together
The Secretary of State and head of Homes England have both called for greater diversity
“Extraordinary” savings made by counties over the previous eight years “can’t be extrapolated indefinitely” and must be supported through additional government funding, the chair of the County Councils Network has said.
Twenty years after the council gained unitary status, chief executive Steve Parrock has been instructed to “review all options” for reorganisation
LGC has asked five technological or organisational innovators for their predictions
Ministry’s permanent secretary said the fire will “carry on being a defining moment for housing for many years to come”
Councils are also being encouraged to bid for a share of £1bn extra borrowing to build homes
Figure revealed in statement of accounts
“If we are supporting people to own their own home, it cannot be at the expense of everyone else”
Centre for Cities says vacant stores should be used for homes and jobs
A surfeit of “relatively homogeneous” new-build homes has reduced market demand and therefore diminished supply from house builders, the former Cabinet Office minister Sir OIiver Letwin has reported in his latest analysis of UK land banking.
Our round-up of the latest job moves and appointments
Polling for Localis finds public health spend would be most popular
Bridget Rosewell to seek ways to speed up planning inquiries
Two Lancashire trusts win procurement case against Lancashire CC
Waltham Forest LBC’s new strategic director of regeneration talks about creating opportunities for residents through the power of positivism
Court of Appeal to decide on whether to accept the case which could cost councils up to £77m a year
“We know we need to deliver more of our planned savings and have taken steps to make improvements”
The new chief executive has played a key role in a number of planning reviews
“I’m very proud to have been given this opportunity to join Sunderland City Council”
“The investigation has taken some time but it is good to know that this matter has progressed and is now closer to resolution”
Almost half of all routes under threat of subsidy loss
New report “debunks” government claims of inefficiency, says LGA
CCN seeks revival of county level structure planning
Prime minister holds first Council of LEP chairs
The council leader said popular trust would take “a generation” to repair.
Northamptonshire in deal with Public Health England
LGA’s political control unlikely to change in 2019, meaning these runners could become the future LGA chair.
Grenfell United are speaking with the CLG committee this morning on their interaction with Kensington & Chelsea RBC
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced the green paper will be delayed until the autumn