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The time is now right to extend the responsibilities of local government in Northern Ireland through greater devolution from Stormont, a new report said today.
A coalition of local government leaders in the North has called for full powers governing the management of all rail infrastructure to be handed over to the region.
Neil Merrick finds out why some parish councils are doubling or trebling council tax precepts after taking on services from higher tier authorities.
District councils should be scrapped and 60 unitary counties created instead across England led by directly-elected mayors according to former Cabinet minister Lord Heseltine
Four county council leaders in the East Midlands have taken the first step towards a ‘future devolution deal.’
Cornwall Council has called on Whitehall to devolve more powers to the south western peninsular as part of a plan to help it cope with the impact of Brexit.
The Government has ordered a review after being forced to admit a second mistake in as many months in the way it calculates council payments.
Labour’s council leaders promise to give councils ten new freedoms to build homes, schools and children’s centres on their party’s first day in power.
Town and parish councils are calling for new powers to be handed to them following Brexit in what they see as the next stage in local government devolution.
Representatives of Yorkshire councils have submitted a ‘detailed’ proposal to the Government outlining their vision for a county-wide devolution deal.