MPs press ministry to bring forward Shared Prosperity Fund
Local government secretary James Brokenshire has been urged to bring forward the replacement for EU structural funding.
Report recommends fully funding social care through taxation
The public backs funding social care through general taxation, according to new polling.
Serco signs deals worth £120m
Serco has put pen to paper on local authority contracts worth £120m this year.
Think-tank finds austerity holding back Northern Powerhouse
Increased devolution is needed to ensure the success of the agenda, the IPPR North think-tank has argued.
Capita to retain some Barnet contracts
Barnet LBC is to leave some outsourced services in the hands of Capita despite concerns over quality.
Giant observation wheel sought by Scarborough
Scarborough BC is looking to add a giant ‘observation wheel’ to the resort’s attractions.
Dundee calls for talks over strike threat
Dundee City Council has made an appeal to union members to return to talks following a vote in favour of strike action.
Care company dissolved by Suffolk CC
Councillors in Suffolk have voted to disband a wholly-owned care company.
Welsh Government to simplify joint working between councils
A blueprint for joint working between councils is to be published by the Welsh Government.
Lack of social care funding undermines NHS investment
Insufficient resources in the care system will undermine investment in the NHS, new research has suggested.
Spending Review poses 'challenge' for fair funding
A minister has said a one-year settlement for local government would pose a ‘challenge’ for implementing the fair funding review in 2020/21.
Spending Review must meet costs of refugee resettlement
Local government has cautiously welcomed the Government’s commitment to continue resettling refugees after a flagship scheme ends next year.
Legal officers press for standards reform
The rise in the number of independent councillors has strengthened the case for a tougher standards regime, monitoring officers have argued.
Funding pledged for Scottish councils to tackle period poverty
Councils in Scotland will receive £2m in funding to continue provision of free sanitary products in schools.
Suffolk councillors asked to dissolve social care company
A company providing social care for people with sight or hearing loss is expected to be dissolved by Suffolk CC.
Wirral appoints interim chief executive
Paul Satoor has been appointed as interim chief executive of Wirral MBC.
Contractor prepares to cut losses from Derby waste agreement
The future of a troubled energy-from-waste project in Derby hangs in the balance as a partner in the deal prepares to write-off its investment.
Ombudsman reprimands council over support for vulnerable people
Councils have been reminded of their obligations to support vulnerable people by the Ombudsman after Suffolk CC halted assessments for a deafblind couple’s care plans because of a dispute.
Business rates revaluation brought forward
The Government is to press ahead with bringing forward the next business rates revaluation, it has announced today.
Glasgow warns asylum evictions will lead to ‘mass destitution’
Glasgow City Council will be ‘powerless’ to help failed asylum seekers facing eviction next month, its leader has warned.