Poor support and rapid hospital discharge processes for adult social care could be costing councils more in the long-term, according to a new report by the Institute of Public Care (IPC).
Bournemouth looks to axe chief executive role
Bournemouth councillors will be asked to vote on making the role of chief executive redundant next week.
Dorset reorganisation verdict 'unlikely' before elections
Hopes that the Government will make a decision on whether to back plans for two new unitary authorities covering Dorset have been dashed.
‘Overlooked’ counties threaten to quit LGA
The Local Government Association (LGA) was this week facing a battle to placate its county membership amid snowballing threats to quit the association.
Lucas at Sunderland for another two years
Irene Lucas will take on the top job at Sunderland City Council permanently, having carried out the role on an interim basis for a year.
Wales boasts of lower council tax than England
Council tax in Wales remains lower than in England, new figures published today have revealed.
Authorities flouting rules restricting the publication of town hall freesheets are in danger of creating their own echo chambers and undermining local democracy, as Claire Fox explains.
Step up or risk being stifled
The industrial strategy should be delivered at a place-based level, Localis has claimed in its latest report. There will be no argument from local government on that score.
The drive for investment will boost devolution
Fresh back from MIPIM, Michael Burton says post-Brexit the UK will have to become a nation not just of shopkeepers but of salespeople.
Cllr David Hodge: Why I am quitting
Cllr David Hodge explains why he is standing down as chairman of the Conservative group at the Local Government Association.
Don’t forget to read the small print
Public/private sector partnerships have the power to drive real change and deliver value for money, but Andrew Lancaster warns councils need to be careful when negotiating increasingly complex contracts.
Instilling positivity in staff will drive results
Nicola Bulbeck explains how Teignbridge DC is motivating its staff in a bid to boost outcomes.
Ian Thomas explains how Rotherham MBC has made progress two years into its five-year transformation programme.
Andrew Muter combines the district and county spending power figures and uncovers a worrying trend.