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Schools blunder to cost council £60m

18/01/2024

A report has found that Renfrewshire Council, whose ‘gross incompetence’ left a community short of hundreds of school places, has again failed to be transparent with residents on school provision.

'Critical' to maintain progress, Dundee told

30/11/2023

A finance watchdog has said Dundee City Council is ‘well-run’ but ‘long-standing difficulties remain’ to be tackled in its improvement journey.

MPs launch inquiry into controversial watchdog

24/11/2023

An inquiry looking at the remit of the controversial Office for Local Government (Oflog) was launched by MPs today.

Levelling up ambitions blighted by delays, says NAO

17/11/2023

Ministers’ levelling up ambitions have been blighted by delays to key construction projects, with many deadlines unlikely to be met, the UK’s spending watchdog has warned.

Oflog moves to expand remit

30/10/2023

The new Office for Local Government (Oflog) watchdog has proposed to widen its scope to five new service areas.

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Banning urban pesticide use

RSPB and PAN are working on a letter from local councillors calling on the Government to introduce a national ban on urban pesticide use. Find out more below.
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