Council has 'made progress' since chief's departure
South Ribble BC has ‘made progress to address historic governance issues and challenges,’ according to a Local Government Association (LGA) peer review.
Government defeated over council involvement in skills plans
The Government has lost a House of Lords vote after peers demanded councils should be involved in drawing up local skills improvement plans.
Joint Cabinet meeting 'first of its kind'
A joint Cabinet meeting held between Wales’ council leaders and senior Welsh ministers is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK.
Michael Gove sets out his stall for levelling up
Michael Burton says the vision levelling up secretary Michael Gove touched on for the policy at the Conservative Party Conference implies the need for more resources if necessary - 'which may not please the chancellor'.
Gove lays out his vision to level up the red wall
New communities secretary Michael Gove has signalled an enhanced role for local government coupled with localism, the big society and ‘double devolution’.
Warrington to be hit by statutory recommendation
Auditors are expected to issue a statutory recommendation over Warrington Council’s minimum revenue position (MRP) amid ongoing concern over its investment strategy and financial health.
Labour's Burnham praises Conservative Gove
Labour’s Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has praised new levelling up secretary Michael Gove and offered to help him ‘define and deliver’ the policy.
Future Forum: UK faces housing emergency
Stockport MBC’s chief executive has told The MJ’s Future Forum event that the UK faces a ‘housing emergency’.
White van man on... the fuel crisis
It’s amazing how easy it is to bring the country to the edge of collapse.
It’s a long slog being on the opposition front bench.
Minister backs council finance review
A full review of council finances will take place in Northern Ireland after minister Conor Murphy endorsed the proposal.
Peers find 'strong and effective leadership' at council
Telford & Wrekin Council has ‘strong and effective’ political and managerial leadership, Local Government Association peers have found.
Reshuffle puts Gove in the driving seat for next election
Last week’s reshuffle was, for local government, far more than a switch in the ministerial deckchairs. What started out as change in secretary of state has ended up as a wholesale shift in the emphasis of the beefed-up, rebranded department.
Hughes hints at multi-year funding settlement
Junior minister Eddie Hughes has attempted to reassure councils that a multi-year funding settlement may be approaching.
Chief and leader at odds over government intervention request
Tensions between Thanet DC’s chief executive and leader have erupted into the open after the latter asked the Government to intervene in the council.
Jenrick sacked as communities secretary
Robert Jenrick has been replaced by Michael Gove in the Cabinet reshuffle.
Pickles praises mayors during pandemic
Former local government secretary Eric Pickles has admitted he was a ‘late convert’ to the idea of metro mayors.
Richard Leese to step down as Manchester leader
The leader of Manchester City Council, Richard Leese, has announced his intention to step down after a quarter of a century at the head of the council.
Coventry to take legal action over asylum
A council has been forced to take legal action over the Government’s use of hotels for asylum seekers despite previously pledging to offer refugees sanctuary.
Wait continues for resettlement scheme details
Key details of the new resettlement scheme for arriving Afghan refugees have still not been confirmed by the Government as ministers plead for council help.