Jessica Hill is senior reporter on LGC.
A significant proportion of senior officers and councillors fear vulnerable people are being disproportionately negatively affected by the rise in the number of homes built through permitted development rights, a new survey has found.
Councils are taking have taken on extra staff or have bought new IT systems to cope with problems cause by the switch to universal credit
Revealed: Whitehall’s £6.8bn ‘penny packets’Subscription
Research by LGC and Solace finds distribution of cash via one-off funding pots is on the rise post Brexit
Case study: Wakefield won £19m from bidsSubscription
In the last year (June 2018- June 2019) Wakefield MDC has submitted 12 applications in response to opportunities published by Government departments. Seven of these were successful, resulting in almost £19m being secured from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, NHS, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and the Home Office.
Doncaster and Barnsley MBCs are still refusing to sign up to the Sheffield City Region devolution deal, LGC has learned
A week in the life… Kassandra PolyzoidesSubscription
LGC gets an insight into a typical week for Slough BC’s service lead for regeneration.
Report says there is a “critical shortage” of quality applicants for the top job
James Brokenshire has used an LGC interview to call on the next prime minster to “reset” the relationship between central and local government.
Basildon BC has agreed plans to reduce the speed limit on a major road in a bid to head off threatened government intervention over air quality.
Court date set for NHS business rates challengeSubscription
The High Court will rule on whether NHS hospitals should be treated as charities and so receive an 80% discount