Nottinghamshire CC abandons reorganisation plan
Nottinghamshire CC has dropped its reorganisation plans, which the leadership had hoped would save the authority millions of pounds each year.
When two become one
Amid high profile reorganisation battles, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney DCs have calmly and quietly merged to become the first ‘super district’. Heather Jameson talks to East Suffolk chief executive Stephen Baker about the journey
EXCLUSIVE: The Bucks stops here
Local government secretary James Brokenshire will only invite new unitary proposals in the case of another Northamptonshire CC-type collapse, The MJ understands.
Brokenshire: 2019 will be turning point for local government
Next year will be a ‘turning point’ for local government, communities secretary James Brokenshire has told the County Councils’ Network conference, with the Spending Review and changes to the finance regime.
Bucks shake-up last of its kind
The scrapping of Buckinghamshire’s councils in favour of a single county-wide unitary is likely to be the last local government reorganisation decision of its kind, The MJ understands.
Legal challenge to reorganisation remains an option
South Buckinghamshire DC’s leader has resisted pressure to drop the threat of a legal challenge to the Government’s decision to back a single county unitary.
Single Bucks council gets the go-ahead
Buckinghamshire’s five councils are to be scrapped in favour of a single county-wide unitary, communities secretary James Brokenshire has announced.
Government open to 'ground-up' London reorganisation
The Government is ready to discuss reform of local government in London, MPs have been told.
SOLACE Summit: Dawes rejects NHS cash grab idea
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s (MHCLG) top civil servant has encouraged council chief executives to be bold in their asks from Whitehall.
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole set to name chief executive
The role of chief executive at the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council is set to be awarded to Graham Farrant.
Torbay to consult on town council proposals
Members in Torbay have narrowly voted to go ahead with a review that could see new town councils created across the area.
Torbay to create town councils to increase income
A new tier of government could be created in Torbay to raise more funds and ease financial pressures.
Pared-down senior management would deliver 'significant savings'
A single senior management team for a new Nottinghamshire unitary would deliver ‘significant savings’ and improve service quality, the county council’s leader has claimed.
Reorganisation: lessons from the past
With several councils heading for reorganisation, Martin Ford speaks to those who have already undergone the journey and assesses the benefits and difficulties of going unitary.
Northamptonshire reorganisation backed despite Corby opposition
Corby BC was the only one of eight councils that voted to reject plans to create two unitaries in Northamptonshire.
Northamptonshire reorganisation plan to go to Government
Reorganisation proposals for Northamptonshire will go to the Government for approval this week.
Two unitary plan for Northants
Two unitary councils could be created in Northamptonshire under proposals unveiled today.
Christchurch admits defeat in reorganisation battle
Christchurch BC’s leader has apologised after admitting defeat in his attempt to save the council from local government reorganisation.
Reforming two-tier arrangements
Reorganisation has proved controversial in many parts of the country. James Maker suggests pooling new and existing powers at the strategic level could offer a more politically attractive devolution agenda in county areas.
Peace offerings in wake of reorganisation divisions
Olive branches have been offered up in two areas where relationships have been strained by local government reorganisation.