CLG Select Committee
MPs: Government waste strategy overly-prescriptive
The Government’s proposed waste strategy is ‘overly-prescriptive’ and local authorities should be given the freedom to tailor their approach, MPs have said.
MPs to examine devolution progress
Progress on devolution in England will be scrutinised by a new Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee inquiry.
Councils hit out at standardisation drive
Council figures have hit out at a government consultation to standardise recycling across the country.
Government rebuffs new children's social care strategy
Demands for a cross-government strategy to improve children’s social care have been rejected.
Cost of cladding replacement fund could rise to £330m
The cost of removing and replacing unsafe cladding on privately owned high-rise buildings could rise to as much as £330m, it has emerged.
Sunak swipe at EY after audit deadline failure
Local government minister Rishi Sunak has criticised professional services firm EY after it admitted 19 councils will miss their deadline for publishing accounts.
Porter in top up cash call
Councils will need a cash top up if the political turmoil forces the new Prime Minister to delay plans for a three-year Spending Review, Local Government Association (LGA) chairman Lord Porter has warned.
English Devolution Bill calls dismissed
The Government has dismissed calls for an English Devolution Bill in the first Queen’s Speech after the UK has left the EU.
Fair funding review 'credibility' warning
The fair funding review could ‘lack credibility’ unless the Government steps up efforts to gather the most up-to-date data.
Whiteman calls for fair funding review delay
The fair funding review should be delayed until after the Spending Review, finance expert Rob Whiteman has suggested.
EXCLUSIVE: Fight for oversight
Brokenshire moves to impose fresh conditions on ‘top slice’ cash
MPs: Government not willing to innovate on high streets problem
The Government is not willing to make the changes necessary to help businesses revitalise high streets across the country, a select committee has said.
Government misses latest Shared Prosperity Fund deadline
The Government has failed to meet the latest deadline for publishing its promised consultation on the design and administration of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).
Northamptonshire dithering could lead to reorganisation delay
A group of Northamptonshire MPs has urged the Government to sign off reorganisation plans for the county.
Row over devolution delay
Councils and the Government are at loggerheads over who is to blame for a 17-month delay for a decision on a devolution growth deal.
EXCLUSIVE: Whitehall warned as Brexit tensions grow
‘Early signs’ of escalating community tensions and hate crime related to Brexit have been reported to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), The MJ has learnt.
EXCLUSIVE: Grimsey criticises speed of high streets bidding process
Retail expert Bill Grimsey has accused the Government of forcing the pace on bids to its £675m Future High Streets Fund.
New burdens funding to be reviewed
Hopes of increased funding for new burdens have been raised by ministers.
MPs launch inquiry into local government finance
A new inquiry into local government finance will take place ahead of this year's Spending Review.
Baby P fallout still having impact, committee hears
High turnover rates – and the ongoing risk aversion generated by the Baby P case – are exacerbating the funding crisis in children’s services, MPs have heard.