• Ministers to 'review local government taxation'

    20 July 2018

    Senior ministers have told the sector they are in favour of looking at local government taxation, The MJ understands.

  • Brexit has 'fuelled extremism'

    17 July 2018

    Councils have intensified opposition to far right groups under the Home Office’s Prevent strategy amid indications the Brexit debate has fuelled cases of extremism, an expert has revealed.

  • CIPFA president warns of trust breakdown

    11 July 2018

    There has been a ‘universal breakdown in trust’ in public services, the incoming president of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), Sarah Howard, has claimed. 

  • Brexit has caused slowdown - economists

    11 July 2018

    Economists who are both pro and anti-Brexit agree the referendum vote has caused a slowdown in the economy, the Institute for Government’s Gemma Tetlow has said. 

  • Giving way to a more trusting generation

    10 July 2018

    Ben Page says there is much to be proud of in Generation Z. What will that mean for our future?

  • Reshuffle the pack and let’s start again

    10 July 2018

    We are back to square one when it comes to political certainties and at the same time we are seeing a spate of chief executive resignations. Heather Jameson comments.

  • Malthouse replaces Raab in reshuffle

    09 July 2018

    Parliamentary under-secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions, Kit Malthouse, has replaced Dominic Raab as housing minister after his appointment as the new Brexit secretary.

  • Brokenshire pushed on Brexit

    05 July 2018

    Local government has presented communities secretary James Brokenshire with a list of Brexit-related issues that need immediate solutions.

  • Public sector 'in dark' over Brexit plans

    26 June 2018

    Three quarters of public sector leaders feel they are kept ‘in the dark’ over Brexit by the Government.

  • Ministers work to maintain European Investment Bank relationship

    25 June 2018

    The Government plans to explore ways the UK can maintain an ongoing relationship with the European Investment Bank (EIB) after Brexit, ministers have said.

  • Social care green paper delayed - again

    18 June 2018

    The long-awaited social care green paper has been further delayed until the autumn after repeated Whitehall insistencies it was on track.

  • Joined up policy? Leaf it out

    15 June 2018

    As an architect of Brexit, Michael Gove has a knack for knowing when to exploit an opportunity – that woeful and failed leadership bid aside, obviously.

  • Mayors renew skills call

    13 June 2018

    England’s directly-elected regional mayors today renewed their call on the Government for greater devolution of powers and funding over skills.

  • LGA to reveal Brexit demands

    30 May 2018

    Pressure is to be piled on the Government to secure the best Brexit deal for councils by the Local Government Association (LGA).

  • Welsh councils' Brexit call

    24 May 2018

    Welsh local government has made a series of Brexit-related calls at an event in Cardiff today attended by council chief executives and directors.

  • Sector piles pressure on Government over EU funding

    22 May 2018

    Pressure is mounting for an overhaul of how EU funding is distributed when it is replaced post-Brexit.

  • Raynsford: Planning system not fit for purpose

    15 May 2018

    The UK planning system is ‘not fit for purpose’ and needs reforming in order to be more focused on the interests and wellbeing of citizens, according to a former local government minister Nick Raynsford.

  • Brexit warning for Middlesbrough

    10 May 2018

    Senior Middlesbrough councillors have been warned that the potential economic damage arising from Britain leaving the EU could derail its strategy for regeneration and renewal. 

  • MPs call for 'credible, long-term plan' for social care

    09 May 2018

    MPs have called on ministers to outline a ‘credible, long-term plan’ to reverse the perception of English social care as a ‘source of national shame’.

  • How to plug the EU workforce gap

    09 May 2018

    A new report from CIPFA’s Brexit commission urges a planned strategy for maintaining EU workforce skills, including at regional level through the combined authorities. Michael Burton reports.