Council tax revaluation calls grow
Finance chiefs have said it is ‘untenable’ for local government to rely on the creaking council tax system without a politically-challenging revaluation of properties.
Southern England propping up rest of UK - ONS
Southern England continues to subsidise the rest of the UK by raising more in taxes than it spends on public services, according to latest analysis from the Office for National Statistics.
Powys CC chief executive to leave
Powys CC chief executive Jeremy Patterson is to leave the authority after almost 10 years in the role, the council has announced.
Davies takes forced mergers off table
Wales’ cabinet secretary for local government Alun Davies has taken forced council mergers off the table.
Tidal lagoon rejection ‘bitter pill’ for Wales
An urgent meeting with Welsh secretary Alun Cairns has been demanded by the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) after Whitehall failed to back a major energy project.
Northern Irish councils' devolution call
The time is now right to extend the responsibilities of local government in Northern Ireland through greater devolution from Stormont, a new report said today.
Growth plans for Norse
Norse Group has laid out ambitious growth plans that could lead to it hitting £0.5bn turnover.
BASW members hold Welsh austerity march
Social workers are marching through Wales today in protest at austerity cuts.
Manzie made a Dame
The former interim chief executive of Birmingham City Council, Stella Manzie, has been made a Dame in the Queen’s birthday honours for services to local government.
On the road to reorganisation
After being met with opposition from local authorities in Wales, cabinet secretary for local government and public services, Alun Davies, makes the case for reorganisation.
Welsh reorganisation consultation deadline approaches
Time is running out to take part in a consultation over proposals to merge councils in Wales.
Welsh councils' Brexit call
Welsh local government has made a series of Brexit-related calls at an event in Cardiff today attended by council chief executives and directors.
Sector piles pressure on Government over EU funding
Pressure is mounting for an overhaul of how EU funding is distributed when it is replaced post-Brexit.
Wrexham: Reorganisation not a panacea for austerity
One of the biggest local authorities in north Wales has vowed to ‘strongly oppose’ attempts to reorganise local government.
Welsh Government unveils £260m infrastructure investment
The Welsh Government has announced new capital funding totaling £266m for projects including schools, transport links and broadband.
EXCLUSIVE: Whitehall grabs £875m Right to Buy receipts
Labour has demanded immediate Right to Buy (RTB) reforms after figures obtained by The MJ revealed the amount councils lose to Whitehall under the regime.
Welsh social services funding gap to triple by 2020
The funding gap in Welsh social services will jump by a whopping three-and-a half times by 2020/21, the Welsh Local Government Association has warned.
Chiefs reject 'disappointing' pay deal
The trade union for council chief executives has rejected the ‘very disappointing’ pay offer to their members.
Universal Credit rollout in Wales pushed back for some
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has pushed back the rollout of Universal Credit in 13 Welsh local authority areas from this summer to December.
Welsh Government in new push for larger councils
Local government in Wales is facing a radical overhaul, with ministers consulting on plans to create ‘larger, stronger councils’.