Nick Golding is LGC editor.
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Commentary on a turbulent week in Westminster
Richer areas 'to benefit more' from settlementSubscription
Richer areas will be the beneficiaries of much of the extra funding found for the sector in yesterday’s local government settlement, it has been claimed.
Commentary on an underwhelming local government finance settlement
The settlement “contains little to provide any assurance about the long-term sustainability of local services”, ministers told
“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