Cuts force most councils to increase council tax and charges
The majority of councils are planning on raising council tax and charging for services in 2020/21 in order to make ends meet, new research has revealed.
Councillors silenced on secret fiscal devolution report
Senior councillors have been warned not to talk about a secret Local Government Association (LGA) report that models what fiscal devolution might look like, The MJ has been told.
Hammond offers little respite for council finances
Council finances were offered little respite in chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Statement today.
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.