Panel calls for £5bn transformation fund

Panel calls for £5bn transformation fund

The best performing councils should be allowed to strike a ‘deal’ with government for greater flexibility, according to a panel tasked with looking at the future of public services.

Food bank to shut down in council spending protest

A Nottingham food bank is shutting down in protest against council spending, claiming plans could have seen it used to replace statutory services.

Food bank to shut down in council spending protest

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In praise of Pickles

Council leaders should think carefully before popping the champagne corks once the current communities secretary, genuine localist Eric Pickles, is no longer there, writes Simon Parker.

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