Minister voices concern over districts' role in devolution

Minister voices concern over districts' role in devolution

By Martin Ford | 18 July 2024

District councils should be handed a greater role in devolution talks, a minister has said.

Bexley confirms new permanent chief executive

By Martin Ford | 18 July 2024

Paul Thorogood has been officially confirmed as chief executive of Bexley LBC.

Care hit by lack of collaboration

By Martin Ford | 18 July 2024

A lack of collaboration between local government and health services is impacting on people’s car...

Intervention shift signalled with plans to boost watchdog

By By Heather Jameson | 18 July 2024

The new Government is to change its tone on local government intervention – with a possible push ...

'Nothing should be off the table' – CIPFA chief

By Heather Jameson | 18 July 2024

Abandoned Conservative policies for fixing local government finance should remain on the table, t...


Managing the art of the possible

'Despite the urgent issues in local government that need addressing by the new Government, the reality is that reform will be about achieving what is possible in the short and medium terms, says Rob Whiteman.'

08 July 2024
Matching up to a new Government

Matching up to a new Government

'New LGA chair Louise Gittins tells Paul Marinko how she plans to pick up the pace to net the sector’s key asks of Sir Keir Starmer’s new administration'

By Paul Marinko | 16 July 2024
Crowdfunding's power to transform

Crowdfunding's power to transform

By Frank Kibble | 15 July 2024

Frank Kibble looks at examples of how crowdfunding has been successfully used by local government...

Liverpool's free school meals success story

By Jose Bachoir | 09 July 2024

Jose Bachoir looks at a successful scheme in Liverpool for the swift delivery of funds for the fr...

Top tips for handling CQC

By Lucy Rush | 01 July 2024

Hertfordshire CC's adult social care services were recently rated Good by the Care Quality Commis...

Elections' Unsung Heroes

By Baroness Sharon Taylor OBE | 17 July 2024

Baroness Sharon Taylor celebrates the unheralded stalwarts who ensure polling day goes without a ...

To govern is to choose

By Andrew Carter | 08 July 2024

The new Government has a choice to use its mandate to make the tough decisions to pursue growth, ...

Election reflection

By Ian Miller | 08 July 2024

Ian Miller offers his personal reflections on polling day and the count in Wyre Forest, and he ma...

Elections officials raise concerns over abuse

By Martin Ford | 05 July 2024

Concerns have been raised over ‘unacceptable behaviour’ faced by officials during the General Ele...