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Croydon LBC has appointed Philip Segurola as the interim director for children’s social care.

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Standard documentation is being produced to help councils and local government pension funds wanting to secure a new financial status.

‘Whitehall is committed to full rates retention’

Local government minister Marcus Jones has insisted the Government is ‘still fully committed to proceeding with’ business rates retention.

Scots welcome ALEOs decision

Scottish councils have welcomed government plans to give ‘further consideration’ to proposals to remove charitable business rates relief from local authorities’ arm’s-length external leisure organisations (ALEOs).

Council takes back control of children’s services

Rotherham MBC has won back democratic control of all functions apart from children’s social care, the Government has confirmed.

Five authorities to demand voter ID

Voters across five local authority areas will be required to show ID before they can participate in next year’s council elections, the Cabinet Office has revealed.

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