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Central and local government are set on a collision course over council tax following the chancellor’s clear demand for a freeze.
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Council chiefs demand a firm funding commitment to cover the cost of new legally-binding transparency code.
Local authorities in Wales will experience 3.4% budget cuts in 2014/15, Welsh local government ministers have announced.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today launched a national review of dementia care.
Councils have improved the speed of their financial reporting for the fifth successive year, spending watchdogs have reported.
Council chiefs have responded to today’s annual Ofsted report with a call for greater local authority powers to intervene in struggling academy schools.
Empowering Eric Pickles to direct councils to comply with the publicity code would be ‘illiberal,’ an influential MP has warned.
Cultural and organisational resistance remain the biggest stumbling blocks to achieving digital transformation writes Raj Mack, head of Digital Birmingham.
With local government expecting budget cuts of 11% or more by 2016, Andrew Bish
evaluates the efficiency options that could help councils maintain non-statutory services
In a ‘commercially-minded council’
everyone is aware of costs and is seeking to generate income, says Bucks CC chief Chris Williams.
Blair Mcpherson looks at the performance management culture in public services.
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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.
Law firm Bircham Dyson Bell has appointed two lawyers to join its government and infrastructure team.
Central and local government are set on a collision course over council tax following the chancellor's clear demand for a council tax freeze in last week's Autumn Statement.
Stephen Cirrell looks at the difference between community energy renewal projects and civic schemes.