We round up the reaction from local government
09 December 2013
The Big Society is leaving behind millions of people as supportive charities bear the brunt of government cuts, a report has claimed [...]
‘Severe delays’ to Universal Credit mean that 90% of people forecast to receive the benefit by 2015/16 will miss out, the TUC has warned [...]
The Government decision to top slice £70m New Homes Bonus (NHB) cash in the capital has been described as an 'outrage' by London Councils [...]
06 December 2013
Boosts to areas seeking City Deals were among the positives for local government in chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement yesterday [...]
Local government leaders respond to today's Autumn Statement annoucement [...]
Coalition attempts to boost local economic growth since 2010 have failed to deliver value for money, a spending watchdog reports [...]
05 December 2013
Local government is expected to freeze council tax in return for protection from additional £2bn cuts to Whitehall budgets over the next two years [...]
Chancellor George Osborne announced an increase in the Housing Revenue Account borrowing limit in today’s Autumn Statement [...]
Councils fear they will be forced into triggering an exodus of homeless people from London [...]
Alex Stevenson investigates DCLG’s troubled families unit progress update, now the £448m payment by results programme has reached half-way point [...]
As local authorities increasingly look for commercial acumen, MJ round table with Penna considered the implications of business thinking in a political world.
Introducing the next MJ Future Forum on budget planning and preparing for the new Spending Review.
New vice-president of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
Senior figures in local government have hit back at the latest attack on the role of council chief executives.
Stephen Cirrell looks at the difference between community energy renewal projects and civic schemes.