General Election

Jenrick hails 'biggest multi-billion pound spending increase in a decade'

20/12/2019

Local government secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed what he describes as the ‘biggest multi-billion pound spending increase for councils in a decade’.

In a nutshell: What the election result means for local government

13/12/2019

With the Conservative party securing its biggest majority since the 1980s, what does this mean for local government?

Hundreds of Cardiff students 'unable to vote'

13/12/2019

Around 200 students in Cardiff were left unable to vote yesterday after failing to register correctly.

Software glitch means some people wrongly told they can vote

11/12/2019

Councils have been urgently checking their electoral registers after being told to install a last-minute software release.

Bed delays to hit 2.5m days since last election

04/12/2019

More than 2.5m bed days will have been lost in the NHS due to a lack of social care since the last General Election, new analysis has concluded.

Voters face 'stark choice' on public spending - IFS

29/11/2019

The choice could not be clearer on public spending plans by the main political parties according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Lib Dems unveil plans to tackle homelessness

28/11/2019

The Liberal Democrats have set out a raft of plans to end rough sleeping if they won the General Election.

'Huge' increase in voter registration

27/11/2019

The number of people registering to vote as increased by 31% compared to the 2017 general election, new figures reveal.

No parties would reduce child poverty, warns think tank

26/11/2019

None of the party manifestos would reduce levels of child poverty, new research from the Resolution Foundation has found.

Tories promise cash boost for infrastructure and skills

25/11/2019

A Conservative Government would deliver record investments in infrastructure, childcare and skills, according to the party’s manifesto.

Labour pledges to restore council spending to 2010 levels

21/11/2019

Council spending powers will be restored to 2010 levels over the next five years, if Labour wins the General Election.

Labour promises biggest council house building programme for decades

21/11/2019

Labour has pledged to create a 'housing revolution' with the biggest council house building programme since the Second World War.

Northants reorganisation stalled amid election

08/11/2019

Plans to reorganise cash-strapped Northamptonshire County Council have stalled amid the general election.

Cost of alternative polling stations to be funded by Whitehall

06/11/2019

Councils will be reimbursed for the cost of finding alternative polling stations in the upcoming General Election.

Getting creative to avoid voting problems

04/11/2019

The forthcoming general election comes at a busy time of year amid warnings of serious strains on the voting system. But the worries may be exaggerated, Mark Whitehead learned.

Queen's Speech 19: Voter ID requirement at elections to be rolled out

14/10/2019

The Queen’s Speech has set out the Government’s plans to require voters to show photographic ID at polling stations.

'Cracks' starting to show in electoral system

16/09/2019

Election administrators have warned of ‘cracks’ beginning to show in the electoral system with the prospect of another poll on the horizon.

Labour would create local government commission

11/02/2019

Labour would create a new commission that would allow councillors to influence every decision that affects local authorities if they won a General Election.

Chief executive suspended after elections review

27/11/2017

Newcastle-under-Lyme BC has suspended its chief executive and monitoring officer after an independent review into problems faced by voters at the General Election.

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The pressure of procurement

Local authorities may be missing out on the chance to extract maximum value for their new-build housing projects, according to Tim Young.
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