Portsmouth leader 'shocked' at Brexit port funding
The leader of a council covering a ‘vital’ freight port has expressed his shock at the funding allocated to his authority.
EXCLUSIVE: Sector fumes over lack of pre-Brexit briefing
Councils have threatened to walk away from Government attempts to engage with them on Brexit amid growing frustrations about the response to their concerns.
Brokenshire announces new integration measures
Communities secretary James Brokenshire has announced new measures to promote integration as the UK moves closer to life outside of the EU.
MHCLG: Councils are not doing enough to prepare for Brexit
Councils are not doing enough to prepare for Brexit and need to step up their game, the concerned Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has told sector figures.
EXCLUSIVE: Brokenshire gets Brexit breakdown from chiefs
Chief executives have told communities secretary James Brokenshire Whitehall needs to be more joined up between departments and in its communications with councils over Brexit.
Lack of preparation suggests no-deal is a negotiating tool
The Government has hardly bothered to involve local authorities in any serious planning for exiting the EU without an agreement. This suggests two mindsets, according to Mike Burton.
Lawyers call for post-Brexit procurement rule changes
Legal experts have added their weight to calls for changes to procurement rules after Brexit.
EXCLUSIVE: Councils warn Whitehall of Brexit risks
Councils this week started to formally inform Whitehall about their Brexit risk assessments amid fears of crime spikes, public demonstrations and food bottlenecks.
Council escapes sanction despite missing deadline
Derby City Council has been given more time to tackle air pollution despite ministers warning of ‘serious consequences’ after it missed an earlier deadline.
EXCLUSIVE: Whitehall to ramp up Brexit engagement
Whitehall is to ramp up the frequency of its engagement with councils on Brexit as the prime minister faces a crunch House of Commons vote.
No deal Brexit trial attracts 89 lorries
Kent CC and the Department for Transport today tested plans for managing heavy congestion in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Kent to plan for no-deal Brexit as risk increases
Kent CC will hold exercises over the coming weeks to test preparations for handling the impact of a no-deal Brexit.
Birmingham appeals for devolution to tackle Brexit threat
Birmingham City Council has warned of the impact Brexit will have on its services and the region’s economy.
Devolution framework to kick-start 'neo-localist' agenda
The Government’s new devolution framework next month will ‘begin a new conversation about our emerging neo-localist agenda,’ communities secretary James Brokenshire has said.
Tax experts dismiss local VAT call
Tax experts have dismissed the idea of local VAT despite calls from MPs and the London Finance Commission.
EXCLUSIVE: No-deal Brexit disruption warning
Local authorities have been warned to prepare for up to three months of disruption in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
EXCLUSIVE: Ministry moves on Brexit
Senior Marsham Street officials have stepped up their preparations for Brexit after complaints from frustrated councils that they were being shut out of the process.
What sort of Brexit should councils be planning for?
Michael Burton tries to find a glimmer of light through the fog that is Brexit.
Mayors demand powers over £2.4bn Brexit fund
England's metro mayors have demanded control of £2.4bn pledged by the Government to replace EU funding post-Brexit.
Dawes invites tourism tax call
Marsham Street has given its clearest indication yet that it could be open to considering council calls for a tourism tax.