Homecare providers have warned that a gaping hole in their finances poses ‘genuine risks’ to the viability of state-funded services as they threaten to pull out of council contracts.
Resident could lose home after court battle with council chief
A Carmarthenshire CC resident could lose her home as part of a long-running libel case with the council's chief executive.
Lincolnshire CC reject and ‘kill off’ devo deal
Lincolnshire CC has rejected plans for a Greater Lincolnshire Combined Authority and ‘killed off’ the prospect of a local devolution deal.
Isle of Wight U-turns to back Solent deal
Plans for a Solent Combined Authority have been approved by Isle of Wight Council, following a U-turn on local support.
Javid backs Homelessness Bill
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has given his backing to a Bill that would place a duty on councils to intervene earlier to prevent homelessness.
Greater Manchester health shift 'delegation not devolution'
The shifting of health powers to Greater Manchester is better described as delegation instead of devolution, a senior figure involved in the process has suggested.
What must metro mayors prioritise once they take power in 2017? Paul Wheeler explains
Using Brexit to transform procurement
Local government is being stifled by a restrictive commissioning and procurement system but Brexit could offer a radical alternative route, writes Léonie Cowen
Does the North need its Powerhouse?
The North must shape its own destiny and cannot rely on the Government's Powerhouse plans, writes Ed Cox
A funny old world
Global upheaval and national uncertainty means local government needs to step in and instil a sense of control, writes Dr Jonathan Carr-West
Only the very brave need apply
With fresh pressure looming for local government, Heather Jameson says council chiefs will need to be tough enough to fight their corner and stand up to national politicians
Counting down to the Autumn Statement
Andrew Burns explains how next month's Autumn Statement will lay bare the chancellor's vision for local government and public services
New approaches are needed to effectively deal with the issue of children sexually harming other young children, writes Javed Khan
The EU referendum and its aftermath have been poor examples of democracy in action. Stronger citizen involvement in devolution could restore public faith in systems of power and unite communities under a common purpose, writes Aidan Harper