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Moody's withdraws Warrington's credit rating

By Paul Marinko | 17 June 2024

Heavily indebted Warrington BC has had its credit rating withdrawn by Moody’s due to the lack of ...

Councils could face taxing challenge after election

By Paul Marinko | 11 June 2024

Whether it be council tax or other charges, the more freedom councils are given to raise revenue ...

Stronger Things: Chief champions need to 'renew democracy'

By Paul Marinko | 04 June 2024

Councils can ‘renew democracy from the grassroots up,’ a borough chief has claimed in a plea for ...

What lies ahead for local government?

By Paul Marinko | 04 June 2024

With council coffers looking decidedly unhealthy, The MJ and Norse Group brought together senior ...

EXCLUSIVE: Basildon restructure impacted by change to council leadership

By Paul Marinko | 29 May 2024

An ongoing senior management restructure at Basildon Council has been thrown into disarray after ...

Labour set to build like it's 1945

By Paul Marinko | 28 May 2024

As the General Election race kicks into gear, Labour hopes its new towns policy will prove the so...

The MJ Comment - Whitehall is expecting a magic trick over asylum seeker housing

By Paul Marinko | 22 May 2024

As our front page reveals, the Government is continuing to pile pressure on councils to house asy...

Government waters down rough sleeping legislation

By Paul Marinko | 14 May 2024

The Government has watered down plans to criminalise rough sleeping following a Tory backbench re...

New ADASS president calls for community focus

By Paul Marinko | 25 April 2024

The new president of the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADASS) has called for a com...

Limited improvement on hospital delayed discharges despite £600m funding

By Paul Marinko | 18 April 2024

An improvement of just 12% in hospital delayed discharge figures was achieved in the last financi...