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Labour MPs have urged ministers to provide ‘strategic vision’ for local government.
The local government finance settlement has descended into a shambles after it emerged allocations in the provisional document were wrong, The MJ can exclusively reveal.
Prime minister Theresa May has confirmed that her government’s renewed focus on housing will be reflected in the title of the Whitehall department that oversees the sector in the post-Grenfell Tower era.
Christchurch Borough Council has warned it could take legal action if the Government forces it to merge with Bournemouth and Poole councils.
Councils will be allowed to increase their core council tax by up to 3% in 2018/19 without a referendum, potentially raising an additional £250m.
The Government is expected to wipe off around £60m in debt from housing associations in a bid to deliver more social housing.
More than 200 councils have now reissued business rates bills in accordance with the Government’s discretionary relief package, latest figures have shown.
The Government has threatened two London councils with court action, claiming they are breaking publicity rules by publishing their newspapers ‘too frequently’.
Kensington and Chelsea RLBC has asked the Government to water down its oversight at the council following the Grenfell Tower fire in June.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) will introduce a draft bill to ban letting agent fees today.