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Matthew Weiner, CEO of U+I, told LGC of the need to “not just pay lip service to consultation” if any public-private partnership is to work well
David Fothergill (Con) tells LGC the county has “gripped our finances very tightly” and added it “feel like we’re on the right track”
Interim mayor for North of Tyne appointedSubscription
The interim mayor will stand as the combined authority’s figurehead until its first election is held in May 2019
“Taking back control of our airport presents a once in a generation opportunity for the Tees Valley to find its voice again”
Interim finance director is the latest senior officer to leave under a cloud after he refused to read out a retraction statement prepared by the mayor
Two more men have put their names forward to stand as Labour’s North of Tyne mayoral candidate
A ban on combustible materials on new high-rise buildings will come into force on 21 December.
Any new unitary authorities would be established on 1 April 2020
The new model aims to increase collaboration between council departments by managing services according to locations, as opposed to policy area
Commentary on the need to eliminate plastic pollution
Fair funding review to give 'full account' of rural pressuresVideoSubscription
“Sparsity and population density are very much centre stage in the fair funding review and will be taken full account of”
Stability in local government is currently decided by Whitehall as to whether statutory services can be delivered locally, Ms Dawes said.
Former Met chief Carol Hudson diesSubscription
Carole Hudson, who was chief executive of St Helens MBC for more than 23 years, has died aged 63.
Newham to vote on mayoral model commissionSubscription
The proposed “independently-chaired” commission could be set up next year and would report back to council within 12 months.
Borough leader set to succeed Hodge in SurreySubscription
Elmbridge BC leader Tim Oliver won the backing of the county’s Conservative group in a vote on Friday.
Finn Williams, chief executive of social enterprise Public Practice, on the importance of retaining planning skills in-house
LGC’s essential daily briefing
The government should set up a borrowing fund for councils without housing revenue accounts, says the DCN chair
Experts warn grant funding will remain important if housing targets are to be met
Southampton appoints district chief to top jobSubscription
The chief executive currently serves at both Havant BC and East Hampshire DC and is expected to take the top job in the new year