Town hall rich list branded 'inane and distasteful'
Attempts to criticise local government salaries have been branded as ‘both inane and distasteful' by chief executives’ body Solace.
Putting an issue to bed
Regular readers will know that Diary used be a little harsh on judges.
When is a bedroom not a bedroom? The answer to this question would appear to be really rather obvious, but that still did not stop clever lawyers recently going all the way to the Upper Tribunal to secure a ruling Diary could have produced after five minutes down the pub.
When is a bedroom not a bedroom?
Scots authorities spend £3m to lessen bedroom tax impact
Local authorities in Scotland have spent £3m more than originally predicted last year to mitigate the impact of the bedroom tax.
Beware of killing the golden goose…
With local government left as the only major part of the public sector that is unprotected, Michael Burton fears the next government will be tempted to milk it for a disproportionate share of spending cuts.
£10bn financial package revealed for Scots councils
Scotland’s 32 local authorities will be given a total funding package worth more than £10.85bn in 2015/16 to ‘deliver services that enrich our nation’, deputy first minister and finance secretary John Swinney has announced.
A worrying trend towards self-sufficiency
Treasurer of the Special Interest Group of Municipal Authorities, Frances Foster, on the unfairness of chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement.
Bedroom tax hits the North most, ALMOs' research indicates
Residents in the North of England continue to face the greatest impact of the so-called bedroom tax, a national survey conducted by three major council housing organisations has revealed.
Is it good night for bedroom tax?
The backbench Bill still has to pass stages in both the Commons and the Lords to become law, but the bedroom tax is loathed by the majority. John Healey believes there is still time to make changes to the bill.
Debate to be held on curbing bedroom tax
MPs are set to debate a Private Member’s Bill on Friday designed to curb the Government’s controversial bedroom tax.