Public back local tourism taxes
More than half of residents think councils should have the power to set a tourism levy, according to a new survey.
Ombudsman reminds councils of care home ‘top-up fees’ duties
Councils are being reminded by the local government Ombudsman of their duties to administer ‘top-up fees’ for people contributing towards relatives’ care.
Councils ‘enabling’ heir hunters to charge high fees
Researchers have accused local authorities of helping heir hunting firms to rip-off families by charging excessive fees for tracking down inheritance claims.
This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.
The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.