Councils show support following Westminster attack
Councils across the country have held a minute’s silence following the yesterday’s terror attack in Westminster.
Wales boasts of lower council tax than England
Council tax in Wales remains lower than in England, new figures published today have revealed.
The Government must recognise the value of social workers
It is not what is in the Government’s new social work advice note that trouble’s Blair McPherson. It is what is absent from it.
Councils struggle in face of rising homelessness
A housing shortfall and Government benefit cuts are ‘fuelling’ rising homelessness as councils warn they are struggling to find affordable tenancies.
A winning strategy?
The industrial strategy has dominated the agenda over the past month, but a new Localis report says it is time to move the debate forward. Sam Clayden reports.
Cllr David Hodge: Why I am quitting
Cllr David Hodge explains why he is standing down as chairman of the Conservative group at the Local Government Association.
Cornwall to demand more rate relief powers
More powers and flexibilities around rate reliefs and public health will be demanded by Cornwall Council as it heads into negotiations for a 2018/19 pilot.
Authority forced to reveal £500m contract details
Gloucestershire CC has been forced by a government tribunal to publish full details of its largest ever contract.
Councils ‘frustrated’ by apprenticeship target
Councils have been left ‘frustrated’ by the prospect of having to devote scarce resources to justifying any failure to meet a new apprenticeships target, a think-tank has warned.
75% unaware of forthcoming mayoral elections
Three-quarters of voters know ‘little or nothing’ about the forthcoming mayoral elections, new research has found.
Councils are braced for NHS cash raid
Local government is bracing itself for a NHS cash grab as it battles for influence over how to spend the extra £2bn for social care.
Dorset reorganisation verdict 'unlikely' before elections
Hopes that the Government will make a decision on whether to back plans for two new unitary authorities covering Dorset have been dashed.
LGA group exit for Surrey leader
David Hodge has quit as the leader of the Local Government Association’s (LGA) Conservative group following the political furore over the so-called Nickileaks affair.
Top-down plan shot down
Town halls and experts have kicked back at sweeping proposals urging ministers to impose new devolution structures on places that fail to agree them locally.
Bid to oust Hodge as Surrey leader thwarted
An attempt to oust the leader of Surrey CC in the wake of an alleged ‘sweetheart deal’ with the Government failed today.
London boroughs secure homelessness funding
London boroughs have secured £1.7m in fresh government funding aimed at preventing homelessness.
Adult social care market 'broken'
The adult social care market is ‘broken’ with services now bought at prices that are unsustainable, a damning report has warned.
Councils to benefit from government innovation cash
Local authorities are among the organisations that will receive £36m of government cash designed to improve the lives of vulnerable children.
Praise for backing of Troubled Families programme
A respected transformation expert has praised the Government for emerging from a ‘stormy period of criticism’ and pressing ahead with its controversial Troubled Families programme.
Benefit changes warning
Hackney LBC has warned MPs about the Government’s attempt to ‘rush through’ benefit changes to those in supported housing without fully funding them.