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Reed accuses government of dropping devolution

07/07/2021

Shadow communities secretary Steve Reed has accused the Government of dropping its commitment to devolution.

BREAKING: Slough becomes second council to issue Section 114 in a year

01/07/2021

Slough Council has become the second local authority in less than a year to issue a dreaded Section 114 notice.

More councils will be forced to issue Section 114 notices, MPs warn

22/01/2021

More councils will ‘soon be unable to balance their books and be forced to issue Section 114 notices,’ the influential Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned.

Croydon issues second Section 114 notice

02/12/2020

The council still faces a shortfall of £66m, 21 days after its first notice was issued.

Croydon issues Section 114 notice

10/11/2020

Crisis-hit Croydon LBC has issued a Section 114 notice after extra spending controls proved not to be enough.

Croydon would have issued s114 'in normal circumstances'

17/09/2020

Croydon LBC’s £49m total net forecast general fund overspend means it would have had to have issued a Section 114 notice in ‘normal circumstances,’ senior councillors have heard.

MPs slate ministers over local government funding

23/07/2020

MPs have slated ministers for failing to give local government sufficient funding and urged them to ensure a 'clear and timely financial settlement’ in readiness for the next phase of the pandemic.

CIPFA issues temporary s114 guidance

11/06/2020

Council finance chiefs have been given new guidelines for dealing with financial collapse during the coronavirus crisis.

No bail outs for commercial investments

22/05/2020

Plans to bail out councils struggling with their finances could vary between authorities - but they will not cover commercial investments, The MJ understands.

Is bankruptcy an option?

10/01/2019

Neil Merrick finds out what consequences a council may face if it is unable to provide statutory services or deliver a balanced budget.

Northants to have improvement board

02/05/2018

Northamptonshire CC will establish an improvement board that will work closely with government commissioners to improve the county’s finances and governance ahead of reorganisation.

Javid plans intervention into crisis-hit Northants

27/03/2018

Local government secretary Sajid Javid has bowed to the inevitable and outlined plans for commissioners to run Northamptonshire CC amid concerns over the county’s sustainability.

County council imposes an emergency spending ban

03/02/2018

Northamptonshire CC’s director of finance has issued a section 114 order, calling a halt to spending at the cash-strapped authority. 

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The Brownfield Land Release Fund

To what extent does this early initiative of the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities deliver on the ‘levelling up’ agenda? Lawrence Turner reports.
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