One of Britain’s foremost experts on safeguarding the elderly has warned that the power of attorney system is deeply flawed.
Council approves stadium loan
Salford City Council has approved a £630,000 loan to the home stadium of its main rugby league and union clubs.
Council wins court battle days after Gove intervention
Sheffield City Council has won a court battle against people protesting about its tree-felling programme.
Mears expects revenue loss as councils 'delay new contracts'
Social housing maintenance company Mears Group has suggested councils are delaying new contracts as they review safety measures in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
Inquiry to focus on council's repsonse to fire concerns
Kensington & Chelsea RLBC’s response to any information it received about a fire risk at Grenfell tower will be scrutinised by the Government-commissioned inquiry, it has been announced.
Stop dragging your feet on south Yorkshire devolution deal, businesses tell council leaders
Doncaster and Barnsley MBCs' willingness to explore a pan-Yorkshire devolution deal at the expense of a south Yorkshire deal is of grave concern to businesses in south Yorkshire.
Despite the sector’s hard work, too often we fail kids in care and those we turn away, writes Heather Jameson.
Helping councils on a tight budget invest in culture
Council cuts have placed arts and culture under increasing pressure in recent years, but Darren Henley believes investment in these vital services can act as a catalyst for regeneration, civic revival and economic growth.
Time for the medicine
Malcolm Morley analyses the commecial strategy of a major company and draws some key lessons for local authorities looking to generate some income.
Supporting communities to deliver change
Adele Taylor asks how councils can co-operate with those in the community with the ability to deliver real change.
Securing the robust and diverse leaders of tomorrow
While the London boroughs are making some small strides on gender equality, progress on ethnic diversity is much slower, writes John O'Brien.
A broken market
There is a real and urgent crisis in this nation’s ability to find placements for looked after children, writes Olly Swann.
Fiona Lees charts the progress of East Ayrshire Council’s award-winning transformation strategy, which has not only maintained vital services, but forged new relationships with the community.
A new Action for Children report warns of a worrying trend that could be leaving as many as 140,000 children and young people without the help they need. Sam Clayden reports.