Further delay to devolution drive
The Government’s repeatedly-delayed devolution framework will not be published until after Brexit, minister Jake Berry has admitted.
Labour to tighten control over Enfield group
The Labour Party will tighten its control over the local Enfield group following a months-long investigation into internal party processes.
EXCLUSIVE: Fresh deadline for overlapping LEPs
Minister Jake Berry has laid down a fresh deadline for local enterprise partnerships (LEP) to remove overlapping boundaries in a desperate attempt to break the deadlock.
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.
Combined authority rejects mayor's power grab
Plans to transfer control of policing to the West Midlands Mayor have been scrapped following a vote by the combined authority.
MPs criticise children's social care progress
MPs have accused the Department for Education (DfE) of still not doing enough to make the quality or finances of children’s social care sustainable.
Labour leaders: Stronger Towns Fund fails to address needs
Labour council leaders have written to Prime Minister Theresa May criticising the Stronger Towns Fund for failing to address needs of communities around the country.
Whitehall pledges Brexit improvement
Civil servants have insisted they are working to improve information sharing with local authorities around Brexit.
Council paints picture of £4.5m art gallery overspend
Aberdeen City Council has revealed a £4.5m overspend on the delayed revamp of its art gallery.
Fraction of new fund available to councils
Councils will only be able to get their hands on part of the Government’s £1.6bn funding boost to deprived communities.
MHCLG yet to agree no-deal Brexit escalation process for care provider failure
Marsham Street has still not agreed its ‘escalation process’ in the case of a no-deal Brexit causing social care provider failure, a leaked document has revealed.
Labour hit by raft of councillor resignations
Labour local government has been hit by a raft of resignations after seven MPs resigned from the party to form The Independent Group.
May defends 'record' SEND funding
Theresa May has defended her Government’s funding of special educational needs and disability (SEND) as she faces of a chorus of calls for more cash.
Chief retires as leader demands change
South Cambridgeshire DC’s nine-month-old Lib Dem administration has announced that chief executive Beverly Agass is retiring from her post.
Tory leader accuses Government of meddling
The leader of Wycombe DC has claimed Government meddling is making creating a single unitary for Buckinghamshire harder to achieve.
Labour would create local government commission
Labour would create a new commission that would allow councillors to influence every decision that affects local authorities if they won a General Election.
Truss backs fiscal devolution
Chief secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss, has given her backing to further fiscal devolution.
Porter: Grenfell is sector's biggest shame
The chairman of the Local Government Association (LGA) has expressed his regret at being unable to make enough of a difference after the Grenfell Tower fire.
Gwynne could reverse Northamptonshire reorganisation
Shadow local government secretary Andrew Gwynne has suggested a Labour Government could reverse reorganisation in Northamptonshire if his party won a snap General Election.
Council calls for Hancock intervention
Telford & Wrekin Council has called for health secretary Matt Hancock to urgently intervene in a decision to reconfigure hospital services.