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Universal Credit (UC) is bad for health and wellbeing, academics have found in a new study commissioned by Gateshead MBC.
Communities secretary James Brokenshire has threatened to withhold the shared prosperity fund (SPF) from areas that fail to remove local enterprise partnership (LEP) overlaps.
Labour has called for all areas to receive greater Government backing after Whitehall shifted the focus of its housing cash.
A loophole that could be costing English local authorities millions in lost council tax is to be reviewed by ministers.
Buckinghamshire’s five councils are to be scrapped in favour of a single county-wide unitary, communities secretary James Brokenshire has announced.
Senior councillors have been warned not to talk about a secret Local Government Association (LGA) report that models what fiscal devolution might look like, The MJ has been told.
Local authorities have been warned to prepare for up to three months of disruption in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
In a Budget billed as the end of austerity, chancellor Phillip Hammond praised local government’s contribution to rescuing public finances and doled out cash for adult social care, mental health, high streets and roads.
A billion pounds has been promised in an attempt to ease benefits claimants’ transition to Universal Credit.
Social care has been given an £800m boost in today’s Budget after chancellor Philip Hammond said he recognised the ‘immediate pressures’ local authorities were facing.