We round up the reaction from local government
Calls for unitary authorities to be introduced in Hertfordshire have grown stronger with a number of council figures backing the idea.
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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.
Liverpool City Council has insisted Lancashire CC did not ask it for co-operation with its probe into a controversial outsourcing contract with BT.
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.
Extra funding will be given to children’s services departments, children’s minister Edward Timpson has pledged.
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.