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‘Talk less and invest more in infrastructure’

A former chairman of the Local Government Association has urged council pension funds to get off the sidelines and start investing in infrastructure.

North West Leicestershire DC has appointed a new strategic director of place

North West Leicestershire DC has appointed an architect-planner to the role of strategic director of place.

Funding review ‘a priority’

The local government fair funding review is a priority and could be implemented by 2020/21, Whitehall insiders have suggested.

Whitehall and authorities clash over review on deprivation

The Government and the sector could be on a collision course over the approach the fair funding review takes towards deprivation.

DCLG LEP rating system canned

The Government has scrapped its rating system for local enterprise partnerships (LEP), The MJ has learnt.

Knowsley chief wins praise for turning around kids’ services

The independent chair of Knowsley MBC’s children’s services improvement board has praised the council’s chief executive for the turnaround achieved since an inadequate Ofsted rating.

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Ofsted announces single inspection framework for children's services

HMCI Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw announces plans to merge scrutiny of child protection and services for children who are looked after.