Lower-tier councils pull out of Sheffield devolution deal
Bassetlaw DC has become the second lower-tier council to back away from participation in the Sheffield city region’s devolution bid.
Scottish Government responds to councils' campaign
The Scottish Government has said a new bill will meet the needs of its island communities.
Where do we go from here?
It’s time for the metro mayors lead the way, writes Gill Morris.
Councils counter warnings about property plan risks
Key figures have hit back at warnings councils could go bankrupt if the sector’s increasing involvement in the property market goes wrong.
Whitehall holding up public estate plans
Local authorities will have helped create 25,000 new homes by 2020 as part of a Whitehall programme to make more efficient use of public buildings, auditors have confirmed.
Scottish councils should 'target local economies'
Campaigners have called on Scottish councils to spend more with small and medium-sized enterprises (SME).
The PUSH for more successful economies
Simon Eden and Charles Freeman look at what the Partnership for Urban South Hampshire (PUSH) achieved, and explore the benefits of cross-sector networks and partnerships.
TPA shows the cost of senior staff – not the value
The TaxPayers' Alliance Town Hall Rich List was, as ever, misleading. Heather Jameson points out how chief executives have witnessed their role change dramatically in the last few years.
Getting the Apprenticeship Levy working for you
Tricia Fuller has completely turned around on her opinion of the apprenticeship levy.
Levy is a catalyst for choice and opportunity
The new apprenticeship levy is presenting a much more dynamic and responsive approach to vocational training and skills development in local authorities, writes Jason Stevens.
Malnourished things grow very slowly
Paul O'Brien says we must not starve out places of the things that make them desirable and habitable.
Local government must not be ignored during Brexit talks
Michael Burton says local government has a direct stake in Brexit negotiations. The sector must be taken into account.
Double Devolution – empowering communities
People power is a force to be reckoned with and individuals want a greater say in decision making, writes Mike Britch.
Only transformation will make care sustainable
Dr Andrew Larner argues that, along with some dedicated funding, transformation could provide part of a solution that delivers sustainable change in adult social care.
Finance overhaul risks exposed
Auditors have warned some councils will struggle to raise enough cash to deliver statutory services under current plans for 100% business rates retention.
Council creates stand-alone capital investment vehicle
The first stand-alone capital investment vehicle in the north-east has been created by Durham Council.
Helping to green the grass on your side of the fence
The Apprenticeship Levy heralds a new dawn for workplace development and consigns the old-fashioned views about apprenticeships to history once and for all, writes Jason Stevens.
CA company to promote region’s overseas growth
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has established a growth company to help promote the region around the world.
MIPIM SUPP 2017: Basingstoke
Basingstoke is a town that is in the right place: in a great location and strong position to deliver its full potential.
MIPIM SUPP 2017: Bradford Bradford’s growth beats the national average
Bradford’s development offer to the world’s biggest investors has never been better as it prepares to join its Leeds City Region partners at MIPIM 2017 - the world’s largest property investment conference.