Senior local government figures have blasted Whitehall’s ‘frustrating silence’ over devolution as pressure mounts on prime minister Theresa May to deliver ‘grown up’ deals.
County faces 'government takeover' after financial collapse warning
Ministers could be forced to take over the running of Lancashire CC this Parliament if they do nothing to address the council’s bleak financial situation, the council’s finance spokesman has warned.
Conservatives name West Midlands mayoral candidate
John Lewis managing director Andy Street has been named the Conservative candidate for next year’s West Midlands metro mayor elections.
Council leader moots rejoining COSLA
The leader of one of the four Scottish councils that broke away from the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) has suggested it may rejoin the organisation.
Cook to leave Kettering in management shake-up
Kettering BC’s chief executive David Cook has been replaced in a senior management shake-up.
Council buys BP office park
Spelthorne BC has bought the largest privately owned office park in the country as it wrestles to secure financial stability amid ongoing cuts.
Manchester has taken the limelight in recent years but do political changes mean Birmingham is now on the ascendancy? Paul Wheeler examines the case
Serious about homelessness?
Devolution must deliver real change and metro mayors need greater powers over housing if the UK is to reduce homelessness, writes Alan Fraser
Bridging the gap
Skills and productivity are top of the agenda for CCN's new Conservative vice-chair Philip Atkins
Great British Boundary Off
Constituency boundaries must alter to reflect changing communities but reforms need a careful touch of Mary Berry magic in the mix, says Andrew Muter
Solace presidency: The pitches
How should Solace hold its conferences, how must it collaborate with the LGA and how can members be better supported? As voting opens for the election of the new Solace president, candidates Trevor Holden and Jo Miller make their case for your vote
With the public rejecting the experts and emotion winning over reason, Barry Quirk explains the importance of honesty and why chief executives must adapt to this new age
The hiring of a new team at Isle of Wight Council forms a key part of local plans to regenerate the region, win fairer funding and transform the island’s economic position, says John Metcalfe
Delivering inclusive growth is now more important than ever and local government needs to rise to the challenge, says Ben Lucas