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