Jon Bunn is senior reporter on LGC
- 020 3953 2008
Change to governance arrangements will avoid the need for a cstly procurement exercise
A letter calling for urgent action to protect a system at “breaking point” signed by 15 organisations
Three districts to seek further legal advice after application for a judicial review refused
Further closures of children's centres 'inevitable' Subscription
Latest figures show spending has fallen by nearly 25%
Report calls for a “step-change” in DfE’s understanding of performance and cost variations
Minister: Public health must be at the top tableSubscription
Public health minster Steve Brine also insisted there was no “preconceived outcome” about public health commisioning review
Lawyers wanted: Legal workforce on the rise Subscription
LGC research finds councils are beefing up their legal departments to cope with the complexities of the modern local government landscape
Warning as child health visitor numbers plummetSubscription
The government must reverse cuts to council’s public health budgets in the forthcoming spending review to help address a fall in the number of children’s health visitors and protect young infants, the Local Government Association has warned.
Northamptonshire CC’s unfunded deficit for the last financial year has risen by more than £6m, after reserves were found to have been reduced inappropriately, it has emerged.
New evaluation suggests every £1 spent on Troubled Families delivers £2.28 in benefit to the economy.