Live coverage of the Commons housing, communities and local government committee evidence session
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11 July, 2018Nick Golding
There is unlikely to be any further rationalisation of the LGPS, at least in the short term, beyond the current eight pools now being established in England and Wales. Nick Golding reports
27 June, 2018Dick Sorabji
Housing and youth crime are top priorities for London’s incoming 32 leaders and mayors. And over the next 18 months decisions on funding will shape London’s ability to tackle these priorities in the years beyond 2020.
20 March, 2018Mark Smulian
Local government bodies have warned that the fair funding review will do little to resolve councils’ financial plight unless it comes with clarity and more money.
20 March, 2018David Paine
The sector’s response to the financial crisis facing councils has “not been as strong as it should’ve been”, according to Martin Reeves in his first official interview since becoming finance lead for the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives & Senior Managers.
15 March, 2018Rob Whiteman
Northamptonshire CC being served a section 114 notice by its chief finance officer is newsworthy.
15 March, 2018David Paine
Northamptonshire CC should be split into two new unitary councils by 2020 with commissioners sent in to run the local authority in the meantime, according to a report by the government inspector sent in to the financially stricken county.
LGC’s commentary on the spring statement.
13 March, 2018David Paine
The West Midlands has secured a housing deal while the next revaluation of business rates will take place in 2021, the chancellor has confirmed.
12 March, 2018David Paine
An investigation has begun into Northamptonshire CC’s use of ringfenced public health grant funding.