More cash, but not enough

More cash, but not enough
By Heather Jameson | December 1, 2020

With its £5.5bn extra funding for local government next year the Spending Review may have delivered more than expected – though this won’t be enough to reverse the cuts since 2010. Heather Jameson reports.

  • A dose of reality

    By Ann McGauran | December 1, 2020

    What will the main challenges be for the sector as local government gears up for a prominent role in new COVID-vaccination strategies? Ann McGauran talks to key figures about the task ahead.

  • Casting light on a dark problem

    By Ann McGauran | November 25, 2020

    An innovative integrated approach to tackling drug-related harm in Blackpool is achieving promising early results – but significant challenges remain on funding, commissioning cycles and data. Ann McGauran reports.

  • Green revolution or missed opportunity?

    By Heather Jameson | November 24, 2020

    Local government insiders tell Heather Jameson that the Government’s 10-point action plan for tackling climate change isn’t ambitious enough either in terms of the scale of the vision or about what role councils should play.

  • Hackney shifts the dial on contact tracing

    By Ann McGauran | November 23, 2020

    Cllr Chris Kennedy talks to Ann McGauran about the highlights and challenges of Hackney LBC’s  local coronavirus contact tracing service and how it works alongside the national approach.


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