Review launched into chief's departure
Pembrokeshire CC’s interim boss has commissioned an independent review into the ‘severance arrangements’ linked to the departure of former chief executive Ian Westley.
Freeports threaten to ‘undermine devolution’
Devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales have raised concerns they are being sidelined by the UK Government as it presses ahead with establishing freeports.
Voter ID 'colossal waste of money,' says Labour
Proposals to introduce voter ID are a ‘colossal waste of money,’ Labour has argued.
Cardiff boosts reserves in pandemic
Cardiff City Council’s reserves increased by £48m despite the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
Report in abuse action call
Council children’s services should take a more active approach to combating child sexual abuse (CSA), according to a new report that has found at least 15% of girls and 5% of boys experience some form of sexual abuse before the age of 16.
Call for holiday homes clampdown
Council leaders in Wales are asking for new powers and stricter taxation on holiday lets.
Welsh Government 'ditched as partner'
The Welsh Government has been ‘ditched as a partner’ in the rollout of two new funds, a former secretary of state for Wales has said.
Localism is important to the electorate
Janice Morphet looks at the electoral response to the management of the pandemic in England, and considers what the results mean for future devolution.
Beyond waste: delivering a circular economy
Martin Pollard at Local Partnerships outlines the circular economy of waste management in Wales.
Employers offer 1.5% 'paltry' pay rise
Councils are facing a £279m increase to the national pay bill after offering 1.5m employees a 1.5% increase for 2021-22.
Welsh elections 2021: Labour set to win elections
Welsh Labour are set to retain control of the Welsh Government, taking half of the seats on the second day of counting.
Watchdog urges 'revaluation' of councils' role
The ‘role and value’ of councils should be revaluated in face of rising demand and financial pressures, according to a new report.
No simple north-south divide, says report
There is no simple north-south divide, a new report by Legal and General (L&G) has argued.
Putt us back in action
They say golf drives a wedge between sports fans.
£10bn bill to repair local roads
The estimated one-time cost to get local roads in England and Wales back into a ‘reasonable, steady state’ is £10.24bn, according to a new survey.
Council tax hits £2,000 barrier in two regions
The typical council tax bill for an average property in England’s north-east and south-west will be more than £2,000 a year for the first time, according to research from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).
BUDGET 2021: New freeport sites confirmed
Chancellor Rishi Sunak closed his Budget speech today with a commitment to eight new freeport sites - international gateways that will enjoy a raft of tax breaks from later this year.
'Good settlement fails to make up for austerity'
The Welsh Government has confirmed funding for councils, with the publication of the final local government settlement.
Employers branded a 'disgrace' over pay delay
Council employers have been branded a ‘disgrace’ after they said they would not respond to a union pay claim until after the May 6 elections.
Calls to vaccinate election workers grow
Pressure is growing for key election workers to be prioritised in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout after the Government confirmed polls will take place in May.