Fears over Procurement Bill red tape
The Government has rejected concerns that new procurement rules will create more red tape for local authorities.
Ministers promise radical reform after child deaths review
Ministers have promised radical improvements to data sharing across children’s services after two critical reports this week identified problems that led to child deaths.
So, what happens when the political calculations around levelling up change?
Recent events threaten to disrupt the flagship levelling up agenda we were told would be nothing short of system change for how the country is governed, says Jessica Studdert.
Government to strengthen community role in planning
The Government has made clear it intends to strengthen the role of communities in new planning legislation.
Radical changes needed in children's social care, review urges
Ministers face a ‘pivotal’ moment in children’s social care, with radical changes needed to stop tens of thousands more youngsters entering the system, an independent review has warned.
Embattled Mayor asked to 'consider his position'
A motion calling for the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to 'consider his position' amid a bullying probe into his conduct has been defeated.
A how to guide for new leaders
After the local elections, Claire Kober offers some tips for new leaders navigating political office for the first time.
Social housing Bill 'imminent'
Housing minister Eddie Hughes this week insisted the Government would bring forward a social housing Bill ‘as quickly as possible’ as he apologised for delays.
Government provides support to troubled combined authority
The Government is providing support to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) after its chief executive quit amid a bullying probe into the mayor.
The Government must go all-in on digital democracy
Piers Mulroney says the Government must heed the warning of the local elections and commit to increasing trust and transparency, connecting with voters again through digital democracy.
Future Forum: Government must do more to help those on lowest incomes
The Government has failed to do enough for those on the lowest incomes, a top economist has told The MJ’s Future Forum event.
The results reinforce the realignment of Britain's electoral geography
Ben Page says 'nationally the Conservatives are hurting, but you wouldn’t bet against them winning again, despite "levelling up" being the policy area voters think they are worst at'.
Shifting local elections to the spotlight
Dr Jonathan Carr-West says local elections represent a chance for people to express their views about national politics, but they deserve more than being treated solely as a backdrop to the Westminster soap opera.
Conservatives lose their lone Welsh council
In Wales, the Conservatives lost their only council at the local elections, with Labour the clear election night winners.
Labour overtake Tories in Scotland
Labour have overtaken the Conservatives to become the second biggest party in Scotland after the Scottish National Party (SNP).
Former mayor takes Tower Hamlets after elections ban
Lutfur Rahman, has won the Tower Hamlets LBC mayoralty six years after an electoral commissioner removed him from office.
Conservatives hit hard in London as poll results roll in
Labour has taken control of Westminster, Wandsworth and Barnet LBCs, in an election night that has hit the Conservatives hard.
EXCLUSIVE: Combined authority mayor faces probe amid chief’s shock exit
The chief executive of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has quit after less than a year amid a bullying probe into the mayor.
Scottish census extended amid low completion rate
The Scottish Government has extended the deadline for census returns by four weeks in a bid to boost a completion rate of just 77%.
Telling London’s story
There are votes to be had from ‘bashing the city’ and the story that levelling up has to mean taking resources away from London needs to be challenged. Ann McGauran reports from a panel discussion.