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Steven Pleasant talks to deputy editor Sarah Calkin about being in charge of both a council and a CCG
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Chief credited with helping to turn around Rotherham MBC and Coventry City Council says Birmingham job is not any more or less difficult
In a wide-ranging interview, Birmingham’s interim chief discusses the city’s various challenges
Cipfa plans last-minute prudential code changeSubscription
Removal of passage on ‘borrowing in advance of need’ not expected to impact on government moves to ban borrowing for out-of-area property investment
Councils will be able to raise council tax by a further 1% next year while the sector will retain 75% of business rates by 2020-21, the communities secretary has announced.
Birmingham City Council’s next chief executive has told LGC she is “realistic” about the challenge she faces in turning around the struggling organisation.
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Another council set to take on CCG role Subscription
Move is part of the development of an accountable care system
Proposed government guidance on council borrowing could have “serious negative consequences to council finances and ultimately services” if implemented in its current form, the Local Government Association has warned.