Planning reforms would 'silence communities'
MPs have launched a scathing attack on the Government’s planning White Paper.
Croydon told to act on interims
Croydon LBC has been told to move quickly to put a ‘substantive management team in place’ due to its high number of senior interims.
Government warned of 'soaring summer of homelessness'
The Government will fail to fulfil its manifesto commitment of ending rough sleeping for good by 2024 without a cross-Whitehall strategy for reducing homelessness, it has been warned.
Surrey chief part of four-strong team of Liverpool commissioners
Surrey CC’s chief executive Joanna Killian will be part of the team of independent commissioners who will oversee improvements at Liverpool City Council, local government secretary Robert Jenrick has announced today.
Porter appointed as Government NED
Lord Gary Porter, has been appointed as a non-executive director of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Controversial Somerset poll backs district plan
A controversial poll on reorganisation in Somerset has come out in favour of a district-based proposal.
LGA claims Whitehall ‘hampering’ Parkrun return
The Local Government Association has said a ‘lack of communication’ from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is hindering the return of events such as Parkrun.
Wur yowe from Rob?
For anyone who doesn’t know, a Wulfrunian is a term used to describe someone originating from the Black Country city.
Wolverhampton's i9 selected to house MHCLG's Midlands base
Two floors of Wolverhampton’s new i9 office building will be home to the first ministerial department outside of London, it has been announced.
Somerset districts in poll controversy
District leaders have struck back following criticism over an error in their reorganisation vote.
Jenrick piles pressure on over parkrun
Council leaders have insisted they are working hard to process requests to hold outdoor events after coming under pressure from the Government.
Jenrick questions 'confusing' reorganisation poll
Voting is underway in a postal ballot organised by district councils on competing unitary authority proposals.
Government criticised over dragging feet on cladding after new fire
The Government has been accused of failing to force developers to take action after a fire broke out at a tower block with Grenfell-style cladding.
ADSO vows to fight on in virtual meeting battle
Election experts have vowed to carry on fighting to give councils the choice to hold meetings virtually despite last week’s legal ruling.
District's loophole to allow virtual meetings
A district council has come up with a loophole to allow it to carry on with virtual meetings when the legislation expires on 6 May.
From the mouths of babes
Politicians go to great lengths to be liked.
A busy summer through to autumn of future funding consultations lies ahead
The outmoded system of local government financing means huge disparities between councils’ funding levels continue and the sector faces a real medium-term period of uncertainty that has been knocking on the door for years, says Tracy Bingham.
£31m Hong Kong integration fund launched
Funding of £30.7m will be provided to councils to support new arrivals from Hong Kong.
Jenrick backs legal challenge over virtual meetings
Communities secretary Robert Jenrick has backed a legal challenge to allow councils to carry on with virtual meetings.
Councils 'undermined' by right to regenerate plans
The local government sector has urged a rethink on proposals to hand ministers powers to force the sale of public land.