Cllr Richard Watts

  • Clobbered by COVID

    17 June 2020

    Chair of the Local Government Association's Resources Board Cllr Richard Watts argues that central Government must ensure authorities receive ongoing and consistent funding to enable them to keep supporting their communities.

  • Focusing on fostering pressures

    29 November 2016

    Rising numbers of children entering care means the foster system is under severe pressure. Cllr Richard Watts explains why real action by government is now needed.

  • The problem solvers

    25 November 2015

    The freedom to create local solutions to solve local problems is vital for local government, and devolving powers is the first step says Islington LBC's Richard Watts