Why we must reform public sector procurement
There is a growing clamour for post-Brexit public procurement reform, writes Mark Robinson.
Jones: Government fully committed to rates retention
Local government minister Marcus Jones has insisted the Government is ‘still fully committed to proceeding with’ business rates retention.
EXCLUSIVE: Sir Vince backs more council borrowing powers
Ahead of his first Liberal Democrat conference as party leader, Sir Vince Cable tells Michael Burton why local government should play a key role in rebuilding the country’s infrastructure.
Call to simplify councils’ procurement processes
The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on Whitehall to simplify the procurement process for councils to promote local growth, as Brexit legislation is discussed.
Core Cities’ bold move amid a Brexit-focused tide
We are living with a one-policy government with complete inertia when it comes to anything outside Brexit, writes Heather Jameson as Core Cities are forced to bypass ministers to meet with EU negotiator Michael Barnier.
Core Cities bypass ministers to meet top EU Brexit chief
EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will meet directly with the Core Cities’ leaders and mayors after their efforts to engage the UK Government were snubbed.
Devo could boost the economy by £90bn, say Core Cities
Devolving more power to our cities could boost the country’s economy by up to £90bn a year, the Core Cities have suggested.
White Man Van on ... the Government
The Government has turned into a load of Del Boys flogging tat off their market stalls.
Bob Neill looks at the major procurement choices facing the public sector in the wake of Brexit.
Leaders concerned over lack of devo progression
Council leaders have called out the Government for not pushing ahead with its devolution agenda.
LGA seeking Brexit assurances
The Local Government Association (LGA) has insisted there must be ‘no loss of powers for councils’ when the UK leaves the EU.
NILGA chief seeking ‘real’ powers amid UK’s EU exit
The chief executive of the Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA) has called on the Government to give councils ‘real’ powers and resources post-Brexit.
Financial uncertainty forcing councils to award shorter contracts
The Government should offer subsidised loans to cash-strapped councils to encourage them to award longer contracts to organisations that support children with mental health difficulties, a think-tank has urged.
Given the current Brexit-based turmoil in which Britain has increasingly become embroiled, Diary could surely be forgiven for assuming that the man who, ahem, ‘masterminded’ the EU Referendum vote had long fled abroad.
Replace lost EU funding, council leaders tell government
Local government has called on the Government to meet its pledge to replace lost EU regeneration funding.
Aberdeen to be worst hit by Brexit - report
Aberdeen is most likely to be the hardest hit in the case of either a hard or soft Brexit, according to a new report.
Horwood gets interim MD role
Waverley BC has appointed an interim managing director and head of paid service.
Uncertainty and a lack of DCLG capacity is hampering progress
Abdool Kara looks at the uncertainty facing local authorities and the depleting capacity in central government.
Call to scrap Barnett formula after Brexit
The controversial Barnett formula should be scrapped following Brexit and replaced with a needs-based funding regime, an influential group of peers has urged.
High costs make it hard to keep staff
Unaffordable housing and costly transport are the top two reasons why businesses in London find it difficult to retain staff, a new survey has revealed.