Place is the crucial lens
Dr Jonathan Carr-West looks at how we might make levelling up and devolution work together.
'Thousands' at risk as EU settlement deadline looms
Birmingham City Council has urged the Government to extend the deadline for the EU Settlement Scheme as thousands of people in the city are thought to remain undocumented.
Planning reforms would 'silence communities'
MPs have launched a scathing attack on the Government’s planning White Paper.
Government borrowing drops
Government borrowing last month at £24.3bn was £19.4bn lower than the same month in 2020 thanks to better than expected tax revenues.
Khan: Councils on the frontline of tackling extremism
Local authorities are on the ‘frontline’ of the battle against extremism, an adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.
Call for sector to 'resist' MPs' role in Levelling up Fund
A council leader has urged local government to ‘resist’ the role of MPs in the Levelling up Fund.
Councils can issue traffic fines from December
Powers to enforce moving traffic offences will not be extended to local authorities in England outside London until the end of the year, a Department for Transport (DfT) minister has said.
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.
Redcar & Cleveland reduces cyber-attack cost estimate
Redcar & Cleveland BC has recalculated the cost of the cyber-attack it suffered down by £1.7m.
Heseltine: Metro mayors should make more trouble for Boris
Metro mayors should ‘make more trouble for the Prime Minister’ to deliver their plans, former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine told an online seminar on devolution.
McArdle to replace Wilkins in COVID role
Former Lincolnshire CC chief executive Tony McArdle will take over as director of contain at the Department of Health and Social Care’s test and trace service.
Patel reveals rota replacement scheme for unaccompanied asylum seeking children
A new rota scheme will better distribute responsibility for unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) among councils, home secretary Priti Patel has revealed.
Call for 'urgent review' of quarantine hotels amid outbreaks
Reading Council has called for an ‘urgent review of COVID safety protocols’ at government-run traveller quarantine hotels across the country amid coronavirus outbreaks.
Councils demand 'urgent' increase in vaccine supply
Councils have warned the Government ‘inadequate and uncertain supplies’ of jabs are holding back vaccination efforts.
Jonathan Werran says that, although Dominic Cumming’s select committee performances are a ‘longshot for engineering a radical change’ at the centre, there is perhaps an opening for the local state to seize hold of.
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.
Councils press for bin collections overhaul funding
Chief executives have urged the Government to fully fund any nationwide changes to bin collections.
Controversial Somerset poll backs district plan
A controversial poll on reorganisation in Somerset has come out in favour of a district-based proposal.
Kent threatens Patel with legal action over asylum children
Kent CC is threatening to launch legal action against the home secretary as it struggles with rising numbers of unaccompanied child migrants.
MHCLG is 'too optimistic' about councils' cash, says PAC
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is overly optimistic about councils’ financial resilience after the pandemic, MPs have warned.