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County councils have called for strategic planning reforms after figures showed house prices in England’s counties rose at triple the rate of London last year.
Simon Edwards looks at where next for Northamptonshire CC after it became the first authority in two decades to issue a S114 notice.
Local government secretary Sajid Javid has found an additional £166m to ease spending pressures in social care and rural areas in the final 2018/19 settlement.
County council leaders have warned that the government's decision to allow them to raise council tax by 1% will only offset a tenth of the amount already being cut from their budgets.
An 'unprecedented' rise in the number of elderly people in rural county areas is pushing counties to breaking point, council leaders warn.
Business secretary Greg Clark has snubbed councils and empowered local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) in the Government’s long-awaited Industrial Strategy.
Sajid Javid has raised the possibility of ‘non-mayoral combined authorities’ in rural areas as part of a new devolution framework.
County councils are receiving almost 50% less funding for public services per person compared to their neighbours in England’s largest cities, research has revealed today.