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The Mental Health (Amendment) Bill should soften financial and operational pressure on local authorities, but it will still leave them open to legal exposure, argues Morris Hill.
Christchurch BC may launch an appeal after a High Court judge today refused its challenge to local government reorganisation plans.
Councils should not be financially worse off if the Government decides to reverse the controversial ‘staircase tax’, MPs have warned today.
The Government has announced a change in legislation that will ensure free bus passes for older and disabled people will be protected for the future.
The Government will need to scrap its funding reforms, significantly boost top-ups or centralise care if it is to plug the social care funding gap, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned today.
Ministers today rejected calls for the mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse – claiming an effective case for a new law has not been made.
Council leaders have thrown their support behind a campaign which will see a person or business responsible for a change in noise conditions being held responsible for managing that change.
Local government secretary Sajid Javid has ordered a best value inspection of Conservative-led Northamptonshire CC amid continuing concerns over its financial management and corporate governance.
Local authorities will not be forced to sell high-value council homes until at least April 2019 after lobbying from the sector.
Ashley Bijster argues that outdated legislation has become a barrier to smarter urban living.