Clive Betts warns that, with little clarity on how much extra money will be spent next year, there is the prospect of social care unravelling unless councils receive more money to fill the existing funding gaps.
Lessons from Berlin
The issues plaguing adult social care are not unique to the UK. Clive Betts recounts the lessons learned from the Communities and Local Government Committee’s trip to Berlin.
Returning powers to Tower Hamlets and Rotherham
Clive Betts explains a new inquiry into the effectiveness of government interventions in Tower Hamlets LBC and Rotherham MBC
Fiscal devolution - the moment has come
Chair of the Commons CLG Select Committee Clive Betts urges the Goverment to join forces with local authorities in advancing the fiscal devolution agenda in England.