More burden-sharing than burden-busting

More burden-sharing than burden-busting
By Dan Peters | July 7, 2020

Last week’s funding announcement was ‘miles away from the Government’s initial vow to support local authorities in full’ - and the sector remains unsatisfied, says Dan Peters.

  • Getting ahead of the curve

    By Ann McGauran | June 30, 2020

    How can COVID-19 testing and tracing best harness the experience and expertise of councils, and how ready is local government for the next phase of easing lockdown? Ann McGauran reports.

  • ‘Give Redbridge its money back’

    By Heather Jameson | June 29, 2020

    Redbridge’s chief executive predicts the pandemic will cost the local authority £60m He explains to Heather Jameson why he’s written to the Government to demand it covers both its expenditure and lost income.

  • Life after lockdown: managing local variations

    By Michael Burton | June 23, 2020

    Wide local variations in the impact of the coronavirus pose a major headache to the government. Michael Burton reports on a new Institute for Fiscal Studies report examining varying needs judged by local authority areas.

  • Time to relax borrowing rules

    By Michael Burton | June 23, 2020

    An Institute for Fiscal Studies report on coronavirus regional variations paints a stark picture for councils’ budgets, says Michael Burton.


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