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Public inquiry into Thurrock’s financial failure rejected

03/04/2024

The Government has rejected a request for a public inquiry into Thurrock Council’s financial failure and significant levels of debt.

Teesworks inquiry finds no evidence of ‘corruption’

30/01/2024

An inquiry into accusations of corruption relating to the Teesworks scheme has found no evidence of ‘illegality’ but ‘transparency’ concerns remain.

MPs launch inquiry into controversial watchdog

24/11/2023

An inquiry looking at the remit of the controversial Office for Local Government (Oflog) was launched by MPs today.

‘Toxic’ environment at council waste service

15/11/2023

A report describing a ‘toxic’ working environment at Brighton and Hove City Council’s waste service includes accounts of staff bringing weapons to the depot.

Brighton’s waste service ‘mired in racism, sexism and homophobia’

13/10/2023

A report has described a ‘toxic’ environment and ‘normalised’ bullying behaviour within Brighton and Hove City Council’s waste department following complaints by whistleblowers.

What the Covid inquiry can learn from local government

13/06/2023

Richard Machin, lecturer in Social Work and Health at Nottingham Trent University, looks at what the Covid inquiry can learn from Nottingham City Council.

Tory MPs block release of Teesside investigation documents

08/06/2023

The Government has blocked the release of documents which would show the decision-making behind an investigation into controversial Teesside redevelopment.

Review into Leicester unrest launched

26/05/2023

The Government has commissioned an independent review into the unrest in Leicester last year that occurred between groups of young Muslim and Hindu men.

Council calls for shellfish death inquiry

19/05/2023

North Yorkshire Council has backed calls for a public inquiry into the unexplained mass deaths of shellfish off its coastline.

Final Grenfell inquiry report expected next year

04/05/2023

The final report from the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire is unlikely to be published until next year, according to the inquiry team.

Child sexual exploitation inquiry clears council of cover up

20/06/2022

An inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Oldham has found that there were serious failings in the handling of some cases but no cover up by the council.

COVID inquiry chair requests changes to investigation’s focus

13/05/2022

UK COVID inquiry chair Baroness Hallett has written to the PM proposing changes to the inquiry’s Terms of Reference in order to emphasise inequality.

Inquiry identifies ‘failings’ in council’s handling of serious sexual offences

26/10/2021

Edinburgh Council has published a report which identified ‘failings’ in the local authority’s handling of historical complaints against an employee who was subsequently charged with serious sexual offences.

Society has allowed child sexual abuse to exist - now we must do more to help those affected

13/10/2021

Kit Shellam says that while it is vital we make progress in preventing the sexual abuse of children, we must also support those who have been abused and who continue to live - and suffer - in silence.

Inquiry launched into challenging adult social care decisions

20/07/2021

An inquiry has been launched to examine how people can challenge decisions made by local councils about adult social care.

MPs launch inquiry into adult social care funding

05/03/2021

An investigation into the long-term consequences of COVID-19 on adult social care will be conducted by MPs.

Over 20 charities call for inquiry into ‘welfare-related deaths’

12/03/2020

Twenty-one charities and mental health organisations have thrown their weight behind a campaign calling for an independent inquiry into the deaths of people relying on the welfare system.

MPs to examine current approach to devolution

09/03/2020

An inquiry looking into progress on devolution in England has been launched by the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee.

Inquiry into housing tenure and unemployment launched

09/03/2020

A new parliamentary inquiry launched today to tackle the employment and earnings gap that exists between working age social housing tenants and other tenures.

Leeds council set to launch inquiry into the use of fireworks

06/12/2019

A local authority has decided to hold an inquiry into the use of fireworks after receiving complaints about residents setting them off on regular occasions.

'It should’ve been a place of safety'

07/11/2019

Beth Mooney and Grace Ablett examine the extent of child sexual abuse in children’s homes and residential care.

Abuse ‘endemic’ in children’s homes

07/11/2019

An independent inquiry has found physical and sexual abuse was endemic in children’s homes and residential care homes.

Nottinghamshire councils apologise for ‘decades’ of child abuse

01/08/2019

Nottinghamshire councils have apologised for letting survivors ‘down in worst possible way’ after an inquiry found hundreds of children were abused in care.

MPs to investigate UK's regional imbalances

14/06/2019

A new inquiry into regional imbalances in the UK economy has been launched by the Treasury Committee.

Clinical Commissioning Groups ‘failing to function effectively’

20/12/2018

An inquiry into the role of Clinical Commissioning Groups has been launched after a report warned many were ‘failing to function effectively’.

Council promise to assist Grenfell inquiry ‘expose the lesson’ of the fire

21/05/2018

The leader of Kensington and Chelsea council today said her authority will assist the Grenfell inquiry ‘to expose the lessons’ from the tragedy so all councils may apply them.

Inquiry into child sexual abuse warns of ‘lack of transparency’

26/04/2018

There has been a ‘lack of transparency’ on the part of some leaders in relation to failures to protect children from sexual abuse, inquiry finds.

Former council leader ‘lied’ about child sexual abuse, inquiry finds

13/04/2018

The inquiry into child sexual abuse in Rochdale has accused the former leader of the council of lying and said his refusal to accept responsibility was ‘shameful’.

Investigation launched into serious failures at specialist school

06/04/2018

An investigation has been launched into a charity for the blind following ‘serious concerns’ over the safeguarding of vulnerable children and young people.

Council leader welcomes independent inquiry into child sexual abuse

27/03/2018

The leader of Telford & Wrekin Council, Shaun Davies, has welcomed the decision to bring an independent inquiry into child sexual abuse to Telford.

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