Gwynne calls for commissioners to take over Northamptonshire CC
Shadow local government secretary Andrew Gwynne has urged his political rival Sajid Javid to send commissioners into crisis-hit Northamptonshire CC.
Rates relief row comes to court
The dispute between councils and NHS trusts over business rates relief has flared up again after proceedings were issued in the High Court.
Sunak: Northamptonshire an exception
No other councils have contacted Whitehall with financial concerns on the scale of Northamptonshire CC, the local government minister has confirmed.
'Shambolic' Government loses third air pollution case
A senior MP has described the Government’s attempts to tackle illegal levels of air pollution as 'shambolic' after ministers were once again told by the courts to rewrite their plans.
The Haringey LLP judgement is significant for the sector
A landmark judgement in favour of Haringey LBC could pave the way for more Limited Liability Partnerships nationwide, writes Rob Hann
High Court backs Haringey's joint venture with Lendlease
The High Court has ruled in favour of Haringey LBC’s controversial regeneration plans with private developer Lendlease.
Raft of cuts after first Section 114 in almost 20 years
The stark reality of the financial cliff-edge facing Northamptonshire CC has this week been revealed by its budget plan.
EXCLUSIVE: Funding red flags raised
One in 10 council bosses fear their local authority will not have enough funding to fulfil their statutory duties in 2018/19, an exclusive survey has found today.
Why 'double recovery' judgement will have implications for the sector
Virginia Cooper explains how a recent court judgement could end up costing councils across the country.
Gwynne aims to find compromise over Haringey deal
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has asked shadow local government secretary Andrew Gwynne to lead mediation in a dispute over Haringey LBC’s regeneration programme.
Judge's warnings over care proceedings
Councils should ‘think long and hard’ before embarking on care proceedings against ‘otherwise unimpeachable’ parents disputing care packages for gravely ill children, a judge has warned.
Council could face £500m equal pay bill
Glasgow City Council could face a £500m pay-out after agreeing not to appeal to the Supreme Court against an equal pay ruling.
Council to seek judicial review of police cuts
Havering LBC will seek a judicial review of a decision to close police buildings in the borough.
County wins legal battle over cost of local care
Essex CC has successfully defeated a judicial review of the fees it pays to local care home operators.
Councils face child sex abuse compensation claims
Two local authorities are facing a string of compensation claims following the exposure of historical sexual abuse linked to staff at council-run care homes.
Deal to end Brum bin strike
Birmingham City Council’s long-running dispute with union Unite appears to be over after the sides brokered a deal protecting pay while modernising waste management roles.
Councils guard the guardians
‘Quis custodiet ipsos custodies?’
Interim chief executive threatens legal action
Slough Council’s interim chief executive has threatened to take out an injunction and seek damages from the politician who tried to block his permanent appointment, The MJ understands.
Javid threatens legal action over town hall pravdas
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has threatened to take two councils to court if they don’t stop publishing their newspapers so often.
Basildon appoints new director of housing
Basildon DC has appointed its head of housing services as the new service director.