Welsh Government to simplify joint working between councils
A blueprint for joint working between councils is to be published by the Welsh Government.
Lack of social care funding undermines NHS investment
Insufficient resources in the care system will undermine investment in the NHS, new research has suggested.
Spending Review poses 'challenge' for fair funding
A minister has said a one-year settlement for local government would pose a ‘challenge’ for implementing the fair funding review in 2020/21.
Spending Review must meet costs of refugee resettlement
Local government has cautiously welcomed the Government’s commitment to continue resettling refugees after a flagship scheme ends next year.
Legal officers press for standards reform
The rise in the number of independent councillors has strengthened the case for a tougher standards regime, monitoring officers have argued.
Funding pledged for Scottish councils to tackle period poverty
Councils in Scotland will receive £2m in funding to continue provision of free sanitary products in schools.
Suffolk councillors asked to dissolve social care company
A company providing social care for people with sight or hearing loss is expected to be dissolved by Suffolk CC.
Wirral appoints interim chief executive
Paul Satoor has been appointed as interim chief executive of Wirral MBC.
Contractor prepares to cut losses from Derby waste agreement
The future of a troubled energy-from-waste project in Derby hangs in the balance as a partner in the deal prepares to write-off its investment.
Ombudsman reprimands council over support for vulnerable people
Councils have been reminded of their obligations to support vulnerable people by the Ombudsman after Suffolk CC halted assessments for a deafblind couple’s care plans because of a dispute.
Business rates revaluation brought forward
The Government is to press ahead with bringing forward the next business rates revaluation, it has announced today.
Glasgow warns asylum evictions will lead to ‘mass destitution’
Glasgow City Council will be ‘powerless’ to help failed asylum seekers facing eviction next month, its leader has warned.
Wakefield orders new IT following 'serious problems'
Wakefield Council has ordered the immediate procurement of a new IT system following criticism from a watchdog.
Government accused of trying to 'dictate' recycling rules
Local government figures are resisting proposals to standardise recycling across the country.
Planning permission for council sports centre quashed
Elmbridge BC may be forced to demolish its multi-million pound sports hub after a High Court judge ruled it was granted planning permission unlawfully.
MP accuses officers of 'racism or snobbery' towards Grenfell residents
The MP for Kensington has accused council officers of ‘racism or snobbery’ towards residents of Grenfell Tower.
Herts renegotiates Veolia incinerator contract
Hertfordshire CC has renegotiated a contract with Veolia as it awaits a decision on plans for an incinerator.
Bristol auditors urge management action
Internal auditors have urged managers at Bristol City Council to improve oversight of the authority's finances.
Charnwood chief to retire
The chief executive of Charnwood BC has announced he will be retiring in the summer.
Contractor Kier announces profits warning
Shares in outsourcing specialist Kier have been sent tumbling following a profits warning announcement yesterday.