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25/05/2017

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In this week's MJ, councils face a double whammy of new costs if prime minister Theresa May implements her hastily-revised social care plan after the General Election, experts have warned.

Manifesto Mayhem

The Conservative manifesto plans to strip children’s services responsibilities from the ‘weakest councils’ have been attacked as a ‘short-sighted and inefficient response to under-performance’.

Plan to put poor performing kids’ services in trust slammed

And county councils and experts have welcomed a Conservative Party manifesto pledge to create a devolution framework and ditch the mayoral requirement for rural areas.

Clear framework will ‘aid devolution’