Coventry City Council has supported more Syrian refugees than any other local authority since the Government expanded its resettlement programme, according to new figures from the Home Office.
Bias claims force council to change voting guide
Bristol City Council has been forced to amend a European Union referendum voting guide after claims it was biased towards the Remain campaign.
Austerity 'rules out reorganisation option'
Further reorganisation of council structures in Wales is no longer possible because of continuing austerity, local government leaders in Wales have warned.
Winterbourne families call for care closures
The families of victims abused at Winterbourne View hospital have called on the prime minister to close ‘outdated’ care facilities.
Chiefs fear fiscal meltdown ahead
Chief executives have predicted a bleak future for local government, with more than half (56%) fearing financial crisis within the next year, research by consultants PwC has revealed.
Shake-up is ‘inevitable’ despite setbacks
Local government reorganisation remains an inevitability despite a major blow to flagship plans by Oxfordshire districts to create four cross-county unitaries, key figures have insisted.
Whether or not progress is badged as commercialism, Adele Taylor says councils must focus on efficiency and keep customers central
HR can be your star player
Barry Pirie says results from the first annual poll of PPMA members shows HR is in rude health, which is good news for local government’s transformation challenge
Lessons from the ballot box
Dr Jonathan Carr-West says recent elections prove local democracy requires both greater recognition and a renewed focus on transparency.
A nugget of digital gold
As the Digital Authority Forum gets underway, Dean Wanless explains how interesting work on digital innovation held in the Queen's Speech could have significant ramifications for local government
Shard work pays off
Andrew Muter explains how a recent council 'clean out' revealed the extent to which local government has transformed over the past 40 years.
Less haste more speed
While there is a strong case for fiscal devolution to local government, the process could land councils with real difficulties unless done correctly. Sarah Witney explains the findings of a landmark report.
Budget restrictions and recruitment difficulties means many organisations are still struggling to embrace a new pool of talent. Michelle Kirk explains how councils in the East of England overcame obstacles to taking on apprentices
The recent Queen’s Speech has promised huge implications for the sector. Heather Jameson examines the key points