Analysis

  • Pulling together to help those in need

    By Dan Peters | March 25, 2020

    Jacqui Gedman tells Dan Peters that Kirkless MBC is up to the challenge of COVID-19, but it is ‘much bigger than the council – it’s a real community effort’.

  • How critical is the census?

    By Chris Mahony | March 25, 2020

    With the next census due to take place next year, just how crucial is it to local authorities’ abilities to plan services? Chris Mahony examines the issues.

  • Finding our levels

    By Heather Jameson | March 18, 2020

    While austerity could be over 'as a process and a direction', the spending spree may not be quite as generous as it first appears – and there will be more devolution deals to come. Heather Jameson digests the Budget with sector experts.

  • Local government needs to ‘hold the ring’ on pooled public services’ budgets

    By Heather Jameson | March 18, 2020

    Shadow minister for local government Jim McMahon tells Heather Jameson it was irresponsible that the Budget did not mention adult social care – and he says we need an ‘honest assessment’ of councils’ and public services’ funding needs.

 
 

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