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Spelthorne changes tack on investmentsSubscription
Spelthorne BC is to shift the focus of its investment strategy and is not planning any more major commercial property purchases, council papers reveal.
Councillors have no legal right to maternity leave but a drive by Labour is encouraging authorities to adopt a formal policy
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Northern powerhouse minister Jake Berry blamed councils in Yorkshire for a failure to get a deal in place as it emerged one council has pulled out of the One Yorkshire bid.
The communities secretary says government has considered One Yorkshire proposal and rejected it
Spending review will bring more cuts, warns IFSSubscription
Government departments not responsible for the NHS, defence or overseas aid should expect further cuts following this year’s spending review, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned.
The row over fair funding is just getting started Subscription
Despite agreement on some fundamentals, prospective shares of the funds look set to cause conflict
Ministry 'keen' to offer new multi-year settlement Subscription
Local government minister Rishi Sunak tells LGC councils should feel ‘confident’ about future funding
REVEALED: Freedom passes costing councils £650m Subscription
New analysis suggests fair funding formula could increase pressure for some councils
Surrey interim staffing spend spirals Subscription
Most of the roles relate to major transformation programmes underway at the council