Peter John calls for powers to be devolved down.
Communities secretary Eric Pickles tells councils not to ‘pull up the drawbridge on the voluntary sector by passing on disproportionate savings’.
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An additional 900,000 people were living in poverty in 2011/12 - including 300,000 more children - official statistics reveal.
Disability Rights UK warns new disabled claimants would be penalised under today's nationwide launch of Personal Independence Paymnents - which replace Disability Living Allowance.
The leader of Essex CC has highlighted the benefits of social investment bonds at a G8 summit.
Chris White MP appointed the first official social value ambassador, tasked with promoting the agenda among councils.
A proposal to pay for care through savings bonds will be put forward in a report tomorrow.
Local authorities must act now to help increasing numbers of residents deal with council tax debts - Citizens Advice warns.
Ben Denton, strategic director for housing and regeneration for Westminster City Council outlines the authority's practical approach to recent wefare changes.
Michael Burton reports on the key points of a debate organised by 4Children on the Spending Review challenges for children's services.
Sir Stephen Bubb looks at the headline findings of the recently released ACEVO annual 'Pay survey'.
Richard Kemp says reorganisation of children's centres gives Liverpool the chance to play catch up.
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Thomas Bridge reports on the highlights of the recent debate by The MJ and Asidua, on providing user-friendly customer contact services.
Ministers have been urged to rethink 'counterproductive' and 'perverse' proposals to make local levying boards subject to the same rules which govern council tax referendums.
Introducing the next MJ Future Forum on budget planning and preparing for the new Spending Review.
Wigan MBC recently carried out a restructure of its senior management team, reducing the number of tiers and posts, saving salary costs of £1m.
Stephen Cirrell looks at the difference between community energy renewal projects and civic schemes.