Dr Jonathan Carr-West 04 December 2015

New beginnings

New beginnings image

There was a general consensus ahead of the Spending Review that the chancellor was in a bit of tight spot, particularly in relation to welfare reform.

As Alex Salmond MSP pointed out, odds on Mr Osborne as the next prime minister had lengthened in the last week. He pirouetted through the difficult politics, U-turning merrily on tax credits, while being emollient on the level of public spending cuts which he emphasised would continue at half the rate of the last Parliament.

Of course, we are still looking at significant year-on-year reductions in public spending. For local government, much of the detail will come in the forthcoming funding settlement. The key question will be whether growth in business rates can keep track of the reduction and eventual phasing out of the Revenue Support Grant.

Click here to read the full feature for free.

For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Assistant Director - Growth & Housing

Wigan Council
from £85,521
It’s an exciting time to join Wigan Council! Wigan, Greater Manchester
Recuriter: Wigan Council

Advanced Practitioner - (Safeguarding)

North Yorkshire County Council
£35,745 - £39,880 pro rata per annum 
We have opened up our experienced social work bands to include the new and exciting role of Advanced Practitioner. North Yorkshire
Recuriter: North Yorkshire County Council

Social Worker - Adoption - Harlow

Essex County Council
In Essex County Council, we are "Serious about Social Work". Having won the Best Social Work Employer of the Year Award and been awarded 'Outstandi England, Essex, Harlow
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Customer Services Administration Officer

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
£26,544 - £30,618 per annum
We are currently recruiting for 2 full time vacant posts
Recuriter: The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council

Education, Health and Care Assistant

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
23,805 to 28,845 per annum
Are you passionate about making a difference for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)? London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

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.

Register for your free digital issue