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Labour has called for all areas to receive greater Government backing after Whitehall shifted the focus of its housing cash.
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.
Senior Marsham Street officials have stepped up their preparations for Brexit after complaints from frustrated councils that they were being shut out of the process.
The UK’s success at recycling may be being boosted by fraudulent exports of unrecyclable materials, auditors have claimed.
The time is now right to extend the responsibilities of local government in Northern Ireland through greater devolution from Stormont, a new report said today.
Labour has demanded immediate Right to Buy (RTB) reforms after figures obtained by The MJ revealed the amount councils lose to Whitehall under the regime.
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.
Council tax is ‘outdated and regressive’, and the Government should consider scrapping it in favour of a fairer system, according to a think tank.
The Government will work with five local authorities to develop integration plans as it develops a national strategy for England, it has announced today.
Labour MPs have urged ministers to provide ‘strategic vision’ for local government.