Javid orders review after second finance mistake

Javid orders review after second finance mistake

The Government has ordered a review after being forced to admit a second mistake in as many months in the way it calculates council payments.

Wolverhampton to terminate Amey contract after 11 years

Wolverhampton City Council has decided to terminate its waste contract with Amey after 11 years and promised to introduce an improved service for residents.

Hunt hints at green paper contents

Health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt has said a debate with the public is needed about where funding should come from in future.

Welsh Government in new push for larger councils

Local government in Wales is facing a radical overhaul, with ministers consulting on plans to create ‘larger, stronger councils’.

Council rejects strong leader model suggestion

Knowsley MBC councillors have ‘little appetite’ to change the authority’s governance arrangements despite Local Government Association peers urging them to consider a strong leader model.

Highways maintenance backlog falls to £9bn

The estimated highways maintenance backlog has fallen by almost 23% this year to £9.3bn from £12bn.

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How info sharing is improving help for Troubled Families

Javid orders review after second finance mistake

Stephen Curtis explains why information sharing is crucial to public service reform, while Stuart Bolton and Imogen Heywood take us through the key learning from new research in Staffordshire and Oldham.

Nurturing the capital's future leaders

London is facing some major challenges while top teams are shrinking. Lesley Seary assesses how the capital is going to develop the diverse leaders of tomorrow.

What we'll do as an integration pilot

Linzi Roberts-Egan on what Waltham Forest LBC will do after being named an integration pilot by the Government.

Breaking down perceived divides

Jill Penn argues there is a responsibility for the public sector as a whole to come together and work collaboratively with its local private and third sector organisations.

Public health and gambling regulation

The latest figures produced by the Gambling Commission show that across Britain there are half a million problem gamblers and a further two million more at risk of harm. Rob Burkitt explains how public health can help protect the young and [..]

Are you brave enough to cede control?

Emmet Regan argues that public bodies need to give up individual organisational control to ensure greater collective responsibility over the services they provide within the wider public service system.

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Best Practice

One Croydon Alliance is showing results

One Croydon Alliance is showing results

Croydon's One Alliance has transformed the way agencies work to reduce hospital admissions and improve older people's quality of life. Cllr Louisa Woodley explains.


Council finances are becoming truly unsustainable

Council finances are becoming truly unsustainable

Mark Conrad digs into the underlying data behind the NAO's latest report on council finances and reveals a worrying trend.

Private sector

Engie to carry out remedial work for Newham

Newham LBC has appointed French energy and regeneration company Engie to carry out remedial work on its tower blocks identified as unsafe last year.

Kier predicts steady stream of business from councils

Kier has predicted a steady stream of business from local authorities as devolution gains pace and more councils work together on major projects.

Ombudsman warns councils not to outsource responsibility

Councils have been urged by the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) to keep a ‘robust oversight’ of external contractors to ensure accountability is not lost.