Youth service review launched
A review has been launched into statutory guidance for councils on youth service provision.
Universal Credit draining council resources
Universal Credit (UC) is draining resources from councils, a new survey has found.
Trust in planners 'almost non-existent'
Public trust in councils to make planning decisions in the best interests of communities is ‘almost non-existent,’ research has found.
Councils hit out at standardisation drive
Council figures have hit out at a government consultation to standardise recycling across the country.
Public backs social enterprises to deliver services
Almost nine out of 10 UK residents would prefer for outsourced services to be delivered by social enterprises instead of the private sector, according to a new YouGov poll.
Call for delay to finance system reforms
A group of London councils have called for the Government to delay its overhaul of the local government finance system until after Brexit.
Court date set for councils' £2bn tax dispute with NHS trusts
A court date has been set for the long-running legal dispute between councils and NHS trusts over rates relief.
Further delay to devolution drive
The Government’s repeatedly-delayed devolution framework will not be published until after Brexit, minister Jake Berry has admitted.
No-fault evictions to be axed
Local government has welcomed plans to axe ‘no-fault evictions’ in England as a ‘first step’ in improving housing security.
Labour to tighten control over Enfield group
The Labour Party will tighten its control over the local Enfield group following a months-long investigation into internal party processes.
Council property firm records losses
The property company run by Barking & Dagenham LBC has reported losses of almost £4m in its first year of operation.
Directors' commitment after culture shift call
Children’s services directors have insisted they are ‘committed’ to protecting face-to-face work after social workers suggested too much time was being spent doing paperwork.
Chiefs hit back at 'rich list'
Chief executives have hit back at claims from the Taxpayers’ Alliance pressure group that more local authority staff are being paid six-figure salaries.
EXCLUSIVE: Community cropping up in more top roles
The growing importance of community-focused roles has grown among senior management positions, according to research by The MJ.
Newham failing vulnerable children - Ofsted
Vulnerable children in are being ‘failed’ by Newham LBC, an Ofsted report has found.
Combined authority rejects mayor's power grab
Plans to transfer control of policing to the West Midlands Mayor have been scrapped following a vote by the combined authority.
Bonds agency refreshes approach after struggles
The UK Municipal Bonds Agency (UKMBA) will revise its guarantee after more than four years of failing to launch its first bond.
Councils told to seek no-deal Brexit legal advice
Local authorities will have to seek their own legal advice on how to handle personal data in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Government has said.
Labour leaders: Stronger Towns Fund fails to address needs
Labour council leaders have written to Prime Minister Theresa May criticising the Stronger Towns Fund for failing to address needs of communities around the country.
EXCLUSIVE: Six-figure salary jobs on the rise
The number of council job openings with six-figure salaries has risen in recent years, research by The MJ has found.