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Northamptonshire CC will be allowed to use £70m in capital receipts to plug its financial black hole, local government secretary James Brokenshire has ruled.
Health secretary Matt Hancock has said the Government is committed to supporting local councils in improving health locally through ‘innovation, communication and community outreach.’
Rotherham Council looks set to regain full control of its services, after communities secretary James Brokenshire said he was 'minded' to end intervention.
Ministers have been urged to return full powers back to Rotherham Council, after an independent report found 'impressive' improvements across the authority.
Government funding reductions have forced councils to cut back on early support services for vulnerable children, an education policy think tank has found.
The Government today launched a multi-million pound strategy to tackle the ‘root causes’ of violent crime, including a task force involving local authorities.
Local government secretary Sajid Javid has bowed to the inevitable and outlined plans for commissioners to run Northamptonshire CC amid concerns over the county’s sustainability.
Three councils are facing government intervention over their failure to produce a local plan.
Northamptonshire CC’s director of finance has issued a section 114 order, calling a halt to spending at the cash-strapped authority.
Plymouth City Council has agreed to take on full managerial responsibility for the ‘inadequate’ children’s services in Torbay.