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Javid considers gradual introduction of 100% rates retention
The move to 100% business rates retention could happen gradually, communities secretary Sajid Javid has revealed.
Children in care figures hits record high
Some 90 children a day entered care last year, meaning a record number of youngsters are now in the care system, councils have revealed today.
Labour may ditch flagship National Care Service name
Labour may ditch the name of its flagship National Care Service policy, the party’s shadow minister for social care has revealed.
Health and care reform challenge 'greatest since welfare state creation'
Health and social care face the ‘greatest reform challenge since the creation of the welfare state,’ the chief executive of the NHS Confederation has said.
LG Challenge: The leading light
After being crowned winner of the LG Challenge, Denise Blair speaks to Sam Clayden about the competition, her aspirations and elephants.
CCN vows to hold LGA to account over fairer funding
The chair of the County Councils’ Network has vowed to hold the Local Government Association’s (LGA) ‘feet to the flames’ as top-tier authorities seek fairer funding.
County funding plans under threat amid uncertain Budget
Counties have intensified their campaign for more funding – targeting the Treasury and urging swift action to tackle escalating uncertainty over revenues.
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.
Friction rises as council leaders warn over Whitehall’s threats to withhold bed-blocking cash.
Essex joins fair funding campaign
Essex CC has launched a campaign for fairer funding from government, amid growing concern that county councils are losing out to cities such as London.
Council leaders urge action after tragedy warning
Council leaders have called on the Government to take action after inspectors said conditions in youth offending facilities were so bad they made a future tragedy ‘inevitable’.
Andrew Gwynne: We need a DCLG that will fight for the sector
As the Labour conference gathers in Brighton, Shadow communities secretary Andrew Gwynne talks to Dan Peters about devolution, fiscal change, and his hope to represent the sector in a far more positive light.
Gender disparity is alive and well
Does local government work for women? The answer is a firm ‘no’, according to Heather Wakefield, as she examines the shocking results of a recent report by the Fawcett Society’s Local Government Commission.
Doggie in the window
We’ve all been there.
‘Whitehall is committed to full rates retention’
Local government minister Marcus Jones has insisted the Government is ‘still fully committed to proceeding with’ business rates retention.
Pension funds get option for new financial status
Standard documentation is being produced to help councils and local government pension funds wanting to secure a new financial status.
LGA report influenced axing of Derbyshire chief’s role
Derbyshire CC’s decision to abolish its chief executive post was informed by a Local Government Association (LGA) report, The MJ has learned.
Residents’ satisfaction with councils decreases
Residents’ satisfaction with their council has ‘significantly decreased,’ Local Government Association (LGA) research has found.
Why we must reform public sector procurement
There is a growing clamour for post-Brexit public procurement reform, writes Mark Robinson.
Name and shame threat hangs over councils
Councils that fail to get business rates relief schemes in place by the beginning of next month could be named and shamed by the Government.