Nick Golding is LGC editor.
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“There are no strings attached.” That is the unambiguous response from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government to LGC’s natural scepticism that ministers really have had an epiphany about the importance of council housing.
Commentary on Theresa May’s pledge to abolish the cap on councils borrowing against housing revenue accounts.
Numerous questions need to be answered before councils can start to become major housebuilders once more.
Commentary on the Local Government Association rejecting calls for national recycling rules
When Labour hasn’t got any clear policy on Brexit (the most significant post-war UK political development, which happens on 29 March next year), it is unsurprising it has postponed a decision on its flagship local government reform.
Commentary on how a tragedy in Coventry raises questions about local accountability
Commentary on this week’s LGC Summit
There has been no shortage of reminders of the paucity of national political talent in recent times.
Commentary on Andy Burnham’s Brexit warning
Rutland CC’s chief executive speaks to Nick Golding about sustainability and the advantages of being a small unitary