Councils’ bonding role in relationships
Since the start of the pandemic, 10 million more citizens are spending time each week helping their neighbours, says Tony Clements. He looks at councils’ ‘important but nuanced role’ in sustaining this activity.
Our chance to build
Tony Clements looks at the large-scale work Ealing LBC has embarked on to provide affordable homes, which is being mirrored by councils across the country, and says that in the shadow of crisis now is the time to show we can deliver.
Restricting out of borough investments will increase risk
The Government is concerned that local government could become over-reliant on commercial income and consequent market changes may threaten local authorities’ abilities to deliver core services. Tony Clements looks at how Newham LBC is pursuing the opportunities
Show me the money
If ever there was a time to borrow money for infrastructure projects, it's now, says Tony Clements.