Grenfell taskforce attempts to address independence concerns
Ministers have stressed the independence of the Government-appointed team that will support Kensington & Chelsea RLBC’s (RBKC) long-term recovery plan following the Grenfell Tower fire.
Top team crisis hits county
Controversial restructuring plans are at the centre of a fierce row dividing Lancashire’s senior management and political leadership teams
Javid: Steady improvement at Rotherham
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has announced plans to return further powers to Rotherham MBC following ‘steady improvement’ at the authority.
Tower blaze council downplays cabinet changes
Kensington & Chelsea RLBC has downplayed expected changes to its senior councillors after a petition with more than 1,500 signatures demanded the entire cabinet quit.
Javid holds out olive branch to the sector
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has held out an olive branch to local government in the aftermath of his disastrous speech to the Local Government Association conference speech last week.
Javid: Sector must rebuild public trust
Councils have been warned they are facing a ‘looming crisis in confidence’ in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire by communities secretary Sajid Javid.
Counting the cost of Grenfell
Government pressed for ‘emergency funds’ as local authorities face mounting costs in the aftermath of the Grenfell fire.
Javid back in communities post
Private concerns about Sajid Javid’s commitment to local government have greeted his reappointment to the role of communities secretary.
PM talks tough on extremism after terrorist incidents, but local figures slam lack of focus on ensuring integrated, cohesive communities.
Public inquiry into estate redevelopment
A new public inquiry is expected to be held in the long-running dispute between Southwark LBC and residents of an estate earmarked for redevelopment.
Blue sky thinking
The ongoing battle over council boundaries is likely to be put on the back burner for a while after the calling of a General Election.
Election casts doubt on 100% retention plan
Plans to roll out 100% business rates retention from April 2019 have been thrown into the air by the calling of the General Election.
‘Tribal politics’ curb West Yorkshire devo deal
Conservative tribal politics appear to have thwarted a mayoral devolution deal for West Yorkshire.
Lloyd: Councils continuing to pull it off with great aplomb
Councils are continuing to thrive despite unprecedented cuts over the last 10 years,’ the chief executive of the Local Government Association (LGA) has said.
Council for the North 'vital for regional strategy’
Fresh calls have been made for a ‘mezzanine tier of government’ across the North to make major strategic decisions.
Transparency warning issued for LEPs
Communities secretary Sajid Javid this week urged local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) to ‘take a good look at your corporate governance’ amid transparency concerns.
‘Ambitious’ health integration plans look to be ‘scaled back’
The Government has scaled back on achieving full health and social care integration by 2020, it has been claimed.
Councils prepared to lose cash after Brexit
Council negotiators have resigned themselves to taking a financial hit from Brexit as they continue talks with ministers, The MJ understands.
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.
‘Brexit wil make more work for small firms,’ says Javid
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has said the Government will use Brexit to make it easier for small companies to bid for work from local authorities.