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New local government secretary James Brokenshire has today announced the two commissioners appointed to help rescue troubled Northamptonshire CC.
Labour would scrap right to buy, and give councils new borrowing freedoms and central funding in a bid to kick-start house building, the party said today.
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.
The Government has ordered a review after being forced to admit a second mistake in as many months in the way it calculates council payments.
Ministers today rejected calls for the mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse – claiming an effective case for a new law has not been made.
Key Whitehall departments involved in attempt to bury changes to provisional finance settlement data.
The local government finance settlement has descended into a shambles after it emerged allocations in the provisional document were wrong, The MJ can exclusively reveal.
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.
Social care directors have warned delays to operations and hospital admissions will continue without a long-term sustainable funding solution for their sector.
A cut to councils’ public health grants has been criticised by the Local Government Association (LGA) for being ‘short-sighted and extremely counter-productive’.