Keep up with the latest news from the capital following the London Council's Summit 2018 at the Guildhall.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has called for further devolution of powers to local government in a week of political turmoil in Westminster.
Directors give verdict on how to London housing crisis
Local authority directors laid out how the capital’s housing crisis can be tackled at the London Councils Summit.
Politicians come to defence of capital against ‘anti-London bias’
Politicians have bridged the party divide in defence of London local government.
Aiken: Country facing biggest ever exploitation of children
London must take action to avoid losing an entire generation of young people, the leader of Westminster City Council has warned.
One in three Londoners trust councils
Just over a third of people living in London trust their local authority, according to a new poll.
London leaders call for 'proper' debate on funding
Central Government needs to have a ‘proper conversation’ on public sector funding and put councils on a sustainable footing for the future, London Councils chair, Cllr Peter John, has told The MJ.
In the melee of the adult social care cash crisis, rising children’s services pressures and pothole funding chasms, Troubled Families budgets have been low down the list of priorities, writes Heather Jameson
Seeing glimpses of the future through the smoke
No matter how good the social care Green Paper proves to be, it won't solve all the sector's challenges - and solutions must be rooted in local communities, says chair of the Social Care Institute for Excellence, Paul Burstow.
The dangerous business of column writing
As we begin to unpick our way through the chancellor’s Budget, it can be difficult – even for professionals – to really understand what is going on, writes John Betts
Tying the knot
Trust and transparency are key to councils succeeding when contracting out services in a post-Carillion era, writes Bethanie Roughley
Time to speak as one
Members and officers have to be more frank about what will happen if local government is not placed on a sustainable footing in the long term, says chair of London Councils Cllr Peter John as the organisation gets ready for its annual conference.
Let’s mind the Cap
As London Councils gathers for its annual conference, Ben Page says the removal of the HRA cap is good news - but Londoners still have expectations about the ‘where‘ and the ‘what’ of new housing,
A cross-directorate approach to supporting children’s services has been crucial to North Yorkshire CC achieving an outstanding rating by Ofsted across all the outcome judgements, says Stuart Carlton
Mark Conrad recently attended Prevent Strategy Channel Panel training and witnessed the wide range of dilemmas facing frontline staff tackling radicalisation and terror threats.