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The tight timeframe for reorganising local government across Northamptonshire claimed its first victim this week despite ministers’ decision to extend the consultation period.
New local government secretary James Brokenshire has today announced the two commissioners appointed to help rescue troubled Northamptonshire CC.
New secretary of state James Brokenshire has declared himself to be ‘a real fan of local government’ and vowed to take a ‘hands on’ approach to his relationship with the sector.
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Council tax is ‘outdated and regressive’, and the Government should consider scrapping it in favour of a fairer system, according to a think tank.
Sir Robin Wales has been deselected as the Mayoral candidate for Newham LBC.
Key Whitehall departments involved in attempt to bury changes to provisional finance settlement data.
Labour MPs have urged ministers to provide ‘strategic vision’ for local government.
More than 100 council leaders and councillors from the south-east and east of England will today meet London mayor Sadiq Khan to kick-start joint plans.
The chair of London Councils and leader of Haringey LBC has fought off a challenge from Labour activists to keep her council seat.