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The former interim chief executive of Birmingham City Council, Stella Manzie, has been made a Dame in the Queen’s birthday honours for services to local government.
The Welsh Government today urged people to contribute to the debate over the green paper, which aims to create larger councils that it says would be stronger.
Welsh councils will need to increase investment in accommodation for people with learning disabilities by over £350m over the next two decades, auditors say.
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.
Local government in Wales is facing a radical overhaul, with ministers consulting on plans to create ‘larger, stronger councils’.
Wales’ government should stop ‘hectoring’ councils and apologise for past approach to reform, the local government minister said as he outlined a new approach.
Councils in Wales will be given £10m to manage social care winter pressures, the Welsh Government has confirmed.
The Welsh Government has decided to move forward with proposals for a vacant land tax to encourage regeneration and tackle the housing crisis.