‘Mayor’s senate’ would help shape Whitehall policies
A ‘mayor’s senate’ should be established to help shape government policies as Whitehall struggles with capacity issues, a think-tank has suggested.
Mayors secure meeting with Brexit secretary
Three Northern Powerhouse mayors raised their concerns with Brexit secretary David Davis in York.
‘Give us better access to Brexit negotiations’
Ministers must provide the sector with better access to ongoing Brexit negotiations or risk leaving councils unable to cope with new demands on services, a local authority chief executive has warned.
Give councils powers to tackle skills gaps post-Brexit
South East England Councils makes the call for local government to have a direct role in skills development after the UK leaves the EU. Cllr Nicolas Heslop explains.
Brexit and councils will be on the Tory conference agenda
The strongly-represented LGA Conservative Group will have a lot to reflect on during the upcoming annual conference, as its leader, Cllr David Simmonds explains.
Brexit cannot allow ministers to run roughshod over communities
Meaningful fiscal devolution is an imperative after Brexit, argues Rob Whiteman.
Budget submissions led by CIPFA Brexit warning
The financial implications of a Brexit deal should be taken into account when the chancellor decides on his Budget, financial experts at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has stressed.
Unlocking the problems of centralisation
As the UK prepares to leave the EU, Core Cities chair Cllr Judith Blake tells Heather Jameson what cities have to offer on the economy, democracy and devolution in a post-Brexit world.
Break new data rules and face £18m fine, councils warned
Local authorities face fines of up to £18m for breaching new data protection laws, councils have been warned.
Why we must reform public sector procurement
There is a growing clamour for post-Brexit public procurement reform, writes Mark Robinson.
Jones: Government fully committed to rates retention
Local government minister Marcus Jones has insisted the Government is ‘still fully committed to proceeding with’ business rates retention.
EXCLUSIVE: Sir Vince backs more council borrowing powers
Ahead of his first Liberal Democrat conference as party leader, Sir Vince Cable tells Michael Burton why local government should play a key role in rebuilding the country’s infrastructure.
Call to simplify councils’ procurement processes
The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on Whitehall to simplify the procurement process for councils to promote local growth, as Brexit legislation is discussed.
Core Cities’ bold move amid a Brexit-focused tide
We are living with a one-policy government with complete inertia when it comes to anything outside Brexit, writes Heather Jameson as Core Cities are forced to bypass ministers to meet with EU negotiator Michael Barnier.
Core Cities bypass ministers to meet top EU Brexit chief
EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will meet directly with the Core Cities’ leaders and mayors after their efforts to engage the UK Government were snubbed.
Devo could boost the economy by £90bn, say Core Cities
Devolving more power to our cities could boost the country’s economy by up to £90bn a year, the Core Cities have suggested.
White Man Van on ... the Government
The Government has turned into a load of Del Boys flogging tat off their market stalls.
Bob Neill looks at the major procurement choices facing the public sector in the wake of Brexit.
Leaders concerned over lack of devo progression
Council leaders have called out the Government for not pushing ahead with its devolution agenda.
LGA seeking Brexit assurances
The Local Government Association (LGA) has insisted there must be ‘no loss of powers for councils’ when the UK leaves the EU.