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Porter defends high street clean up cash Subscription
Local Government Association chair Lord Porter has defended the MInistry for Housing, Communities & Local Government over its high street clean-up fund
The truth about councils at MipimSubscription
A despatch from the international property conference that is attracting a growing number of councils
Unitary leader resigns after receiving abuse Subscription
Ray Oxby has endured vandalism as well as verbal abuse online and in person
County and unitary complete joint leadership team Subscription
Cambridgeshire CC and Peterborough City Council have appointed a joint executive director of place and economy
But council papers warn it the council is running out of assets to sell
Cipfa: Council tax to rise by 4.5% next year Subscription
Analysis finds a record increase for the second-year running
Stronger towns fund is too little too lateSubscription
Commentary on the government’s announcement of a “drop in the ocean”
£1.6bn Stronger Towns fund branded 'tokenistic'Subscription
The fund pales into insignificance compared to the £15.7bn that has been cut from council funding since 2010
Rouse: We may have been over optimisticSubscription
A review of A&E performance in Greater Manchester will consider whether the conurbations’ health and care leaders have been “over-optimistic” about their transformation plans, its chief officer has said.
Lancs councils launch unitary call Subscription
Four Lancashire councils have launched a bid to form a new unitary that they say will put the area at “the centre of the Northern Powerhouse”.