Opinion

  • Heather Jameson

Farewell to a tumultuous year

Farewell to a tumultuous year
By Heather Jameson | December 12, 2018

It’s fair to say this has been a year of extraordinary events and extreme inertia, writes Heather Jameson. As finances were squeezed the resilience of local government has been tested to its limits – and it has started to crumble in places.

    When care cannot cope

    By Glen Garrod | December 12, 2018

    Care provider Allied Healthcare may have found a buyer for its business, but Glen Garrod warns pre-Christmas uncertainty may lead some staff to walk away and some councils could transfer their contracts to other providers or bring them ‘in-house’

    • Abdool Kara

    Like Mariah Carey, it may be prudent to not want a lot for Xmas this year

    By Abdool Kara | December 12, 2018

    Despite a number of minor successes, the position of the sector as it approaches the end of the year remains precarious, according to Abdool Kara

    We need to talk about finance

    By Piali Das Gupta | December 12, 2018

    Piali Das Gupta wants central Government, caught up with Brexit, to start paying attention to the voice of local authorities who argue that the practical needs of the people are not being met.

  • Listen to local government to avoid Universal Credit disaster

    December 11, 2018

    If 'managed migration' - moving more than four million claimants of legacy benefits on to Universal Credit from summer 2019 - is to succeed, local authorities must have a leading role in supporting applicants, says Cllr Muhammed Butt.

 
 

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