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Labour would create a new commission that would allow councillors to influence every decision that affects local authorities if they won a General Election.
Chief executives have told communities secretary James Brokenshire Whitehall needs to be more joined up between departments and in its communications with councils over Brexit.
Ministers have played down the prospect of a widespread crackdown on councils that borrow for commercial reasons.
Corby BC has called for the creation of new unitary authorities to be pushed back, claiming there is not enough time to reorganise Northamptonshire’s public services.
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.
Welsh local authorities have called on the First Minister to consider sacking his colleague in charge of councils after he labelled councillors ‘Oliver Twists’.
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.
Liverpool City Council’s corporate peer review was significantly watered down before publication after pressure from the authority, The MJ has learned.
The Government has launched a programme aimed at teaching young people about politics and promoting participation in the political system.