Call for growth deal to cover funding gap
A £3bn growth deal is needed to avoid a gap in the delivery of capital projects while the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) is introduced, the organisation representing local enterprise partnerships (LEP) has said.
Government must confront social care staffing crisis 'head on'
The Government should confront the social care staffing crisis head on if they are to pursue immigration reform, the director of research and economics at The Health Foundation charity has said.
EXCLUSIVE: Shared prosperity fund to be linked to devolution
The new regime for doling out structural funding after the Brexit transition period will be closely linked to the Government’s devolution agenda, The MJ has learnt.
EXCLUSIVE: Chiefs network to double in size
The network of nine chief executives who represented their regions in the run-up to Brexit will be expanded, The MJ has learnt.
Settlement scheme to move to 'really hard to reach'
More than three million applications have been made to the EU settlement scheme, according to the latest internal Government figures.
Brexit lead officers thanked after Yellowhammer stood down
Brexit lead officers (BLO) of local authorities in England have been thanked after no-deal preparations for the end of this month were formally stood down.
Future Forum North: IFS boss praises 'sensible' Labour tax proposals
The director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies has urged whoever is elected next week to look at ‘sensible’ dividend and capital gains tax proposals.
EXCLUSIVE: Fears over 'watered down' committee replacement
Fears have been raised that the UK will be landed with a ‘watered-down replacement’ for the EU Committee of the Regions after Brexit.
EXCLUSIVE: MHCLG to assess Brexit preparations
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) will use the General Election period to assess how it prepared for a slated October Brexit.
EXCLUSIVE: Trading standards Brexit cash plea
Councils have pleaded for extra Government cash amid fears Brexit will heap additional demands on trading standards officers.
EXCLUSIVE: MHCLG puts itself on no-deal footing
Whitehall Brexit operations centres sprang into action yesterday as the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) put itself on a no-deal footing.
Yellowhammer activated amid no-deal Brexit fears
Kent CC has insisted it is ‘business as usual’ as the Government activated Operation Yellowhammer because the risk of a no-deal Brexit had ‘increased’.
COSLA conference: 'Brexit could undermine good work by councils'
Brexit threatens to undermine the ‘good work’ being done by Scottish councils and the Scottish Government, cabinet secretary for communities and local government, Aileen Campbell has said.
EXCLUSIVE: Government silent on no-deal cloud risks
The Government has refused to reveal if all major providers of cloud-based services are aware of the risks a no-deal Brexit may bring.
Older people face ‘significant barriers’ in applying for EU Settlement Scheme
The Government has been warned older EU nationals living in the UK could be shut out of public services or be put at risk of deportation.
EXCLUSIVE: Core Cities' £28bn Shared Prosperity Fund warning
The proposed UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) must be worth at least £28bn over seven years if the UK is to deliver its devolved policy objectives, a leading sector body has warned.
Talks paused over replacing Committee of the Regions
Talks over the Government’s commitment to replicate the European Committee of the Regions have been paused as the UK's Brexit deadline looms.
Amid Brexit confusion, what about LEPs?
Would it not be better to build strong, accountable devolution across the whole country and hand powers, responsibilities and funding to the combined authorities, asks Heather Jameson.
'Cracks' starting to show in electoral system
Election administrators have warned of ‘cracks’ beginning to show in the electoral system with the prospect of another poll on the horizon.
Brexit guidance 'inadequate'
Guidance provided by the Government in relation to the potential impact of a no-deal Brexit on children’s services and education is ‘inadequate,’ a think-tank has claimed.