Catch up with all our coverage from our 24-hour seminar looking at the latest devolution developments in the Northern Powerhouse and the impact of the Spending Review.
Former chief secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, has welcomed the ushering in of a ‘new age of municipal responsibility’.
Devolution could 'distract' from public sector reform
Devolution could distract local government from pushing ahead with public sector reform, a council chief executive has warned.
Call for devolution rivalry to end
Newcastle City Council’s chief executive has admitted there had been competition over devolution agreements but has now called on regions to work together to get the best from the process.
EXCLUSIVE: Sector's lucky escape on business rates
The sector scored a lucky escape in yesterday’s Spending Review after several Treasury threats failed to materialise, Local Government Association (LGA) boss Mark Lloyd has revealed.
IFS: Most deprived councils face biggest hit under grant reduction
Leading finance experts have warned councils in more deprived areas could get hit significantly harder by reductions in central government grants.
Spending Review heralds ‘new world’ of council finance
Council leaders have called for ‘fundamental reform’ of funding after the Spending Review launched a ‘new world’ of local government finance.
Former LGA chair Sir Merrick Cockell casts his expert eye over the Spending Review and explains how local government has fared
Keep your eyes peeled
With councils under unrelenting pressure to remain transparent, Paul Wheeler looks at other public organisations that could learn from local government
Where are the tools?
Cllr Nick Forbes urges the Government to use devolution to help usher in a new era of regulatory control
Did you make the cut?
Paul O'Brien asks how long it will take the public to feel the impact of local government funding cuts
Spending Review reveals the future – it’s local
Heather Jameson examines the fine print of the Spending Review to discover the real impact on local government
Capital concerns from the Spending Review
Richard Brown examines how the Spending Review will impact on London boroughs
Local government can learn a few lessons from Maidstone BC’s bold attempts at income generation, says Dan Peters
George Osborne used his Spending Review to beat the drum for the ‘devolution revolution’ sweeping the country. But are the most recent deals as good as they sound? Sam Clayden investigates whether to believe the hype