CLG Select Committee
Betts calls for clarity on local outbreak control plans
Councils need more clarity on the role they will play in devising local outbreak control plans, the chair of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has said.
EXCLUSIVE: Local areas left in the dark by government
Central government excluded local partners from key intelligence and failed to share enough information, hampering the response to coronavirus, an interim operational review leaked to The MJ has found.
Jenrick: Government will not pick up the bill for everything
Communities secretary Robert Jenrick has warned the sector that the Government will not pick up the bill for every coronavirus-related cost to councils.
Crisis has exposed council finances, Whiteman tells MPs
The coronavirus crisis has exposed just how far public services have been cut, finance expert Rob Whiteman has told MPs.
Councils need another £12.8bn to cope with coronavirus - LGA
Councils may need up to another £12.8bn from the Government to get through the coronavirus crisis, the chairman of the Local Government Association (LGA) has suggested.
New kids on the block
In the world of select committees, there is a certain amount of envy directed towards the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee.
Select committee launches cladding inquiry
The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has launched a new inquiry into the pace of removing dangerous cladding from high-risk buildings across the country.
EXCLUSIVE: Single tier fear reignited
County councils are being offered the option of unitary local government as part of a devolution deal, The MJ understands.
No date for replacing EU investment funding
More details of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF) have been revealed by local government secretary Robert Jenrick but there is still no timetable for its introduction.
EXCLUSIVE: Core Cities' £28bn Shared Prosperity Fund warning
The proposed UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) must be worth at least £28bn over seven years if the UK is to deliver its devolved policy objectives, a leading sector body has warned.
Government’s waste strategy adopts ‘wrong approach’ - MPs
The waste strategy proposed by the Government has come under fire from MPs amid concerns about the burden it could impose upon local authorities.
£5.2bn and counting
The Local Government Association (LGA) will argue the sector faces a £5.2bn funding gap in 2020/21 despite believing the figure is an underestimate, The MJ understands.
Committee in council confidence risk warning
Confidence in councils to provide vital services is at risk of being damaged, the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has said in a damning report released today.
Cash to be held back from LEPs unless stalemate broken
Boris Johnson’s new ministers will be tasked with ending the stalemate on overlapping local enterprise partnerships (LEP) after a crunch meeting failed to secure a breakthrough.
MPs: Government waste strategy overly-prescriptive
The Government’s proposed waste strategy is ‘overly-prescriptive’ and local authorities should be given the freedom to tailor their approach, MPs have said.
MPs to examine devolution progress
Progress on devolution in England will be scrutinised by a new Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee inquiry.
Councils hit out at standardisation drive
Council figures have hit out at a government consultation to standardise recycling across the country.
Government rebuffs new children's social care strategy
Demands for a cross-government strategy to improve children’s social care have been rejected.
Cost of cladding replacement fund could rise to £330m
The cost of removing and replacing unsafe cladding on privately owned high-rise buildings could rise to as much as £330m, it has emerged.
Sunak swipe at EY after audit deadline failure
Local government minister Rishi Sunak has criticised professional services firm EY after it admitted 19 councils will miss their deadline for publishing accounts.