Cllr Darren Rodwell
Renters’ reforms will need strong local enforcement
The measures set out in the White Paper have the potential to secure far-reaching reforms and a dramatic leap in standards in the private rented sector, says Cllr Darren Rodwell.
Chancellor’s ‘age of optimism’ doesn’t ring true for council finances
The Spending Review did not bring funding back to anything like 2010 levels and London boroughs are left facing £400m losses over the next two years, says Cllr Darren Rodwell.
Don’t forget London in the levelling up debate
A new report by a partnership of eight councils in east London makes the case for levelling up support and provides a compelling evidence base for it, says Cllr Darren Rodwell.
Councils need funding certainty
London’s local services face pressures of up to £2bn over the Spending Review period, says Cllr Darren Rodwell. The chancellor must empower councils to tackle the most momentous challenges we face today, he argues.