SOLACE

EXCLUSIVE: Whitehall risk warning over election reforms

29/04/2022

Whitehall officials have privately admitted councils could be overwhelmed by one of the largest sets of electoral reforms ever seen by local authorities, The MJ understands.

Northern Irish councils in devolution call

24/11/2021

The sector is pressing for increased powers to help the country to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pushing for real reform

21/01/2021

The pandemic was a game changer for the central/local government relationship, says Joanne Roney, who has started her two-year stint as president of Solace.

May elections to go ahead as council chiefs call for indemnity

21/01/2021

Local elections will go ahead on 6 May despite the ongoing pandemic, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ruled.

Town hall rich list branded 'inane and distasteful'

15/04/2020

Attempts to criticise local government salaries have been branded as ‘both inane and distasteful' by chief executives’ body Solace.

Sector fumes over lack of pre-Brexit briefing

21/02/2019

Councils have threatened to walk away from Government attempts to engage with them on Brexit amid growing frustrations about the response to their concerns.

Nearly £1bn cut from Scottish authorities in past eight years

05/02/2019

Funding cuts are finally beginning to take their toll as Scottish councils can no longer protect services, according to report published today.

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