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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Council chiefs have responded to today’s annual Ofsted report with a call for greater local authority powers to intervene in struggling academy schools.
Extra funding will be given to children’s services departments, children’s minister Edward Timpson has pledged.
The chancellor and Staffordshire CC leader, Cllr Philip Atkins, have welcomed an announcement by JCB to invest £150m in the county.
Empowering Eric Pickles to direct councils to comply with the publicity code would be ‘illiberal,’ an influential MP has warned.
The balance of power in London will be left broadly unchanged for now after the Government backed the strong mayoral model.
Proposals to return a budget surplus by 2018/19 would necessitate the lowest levels of public spending since records began.
For local government, waiting for a financial announcement from the government has become an exercise in expecting the worst.
Public sector organisations have experienced huge changes in the past three years, with much more to come.
One of last year’s more surprising local political events was the election of a directly-elected mayor for Bristol.
Richard Stay asks why is funding provided to 'high risk' community groups.
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