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Grenfell council apologises over monitoring failings

31/03/2021

Kensington & Chelsea LBC has apologised for failings in its monitoring of the organisation that managed Grenfell Tower.

Council tax hits £2,000 barrier in two regions

11/03/2021

The typical council tax bill for an average property in England’s north-east and south-west will be more than £2,000 a year for the first time, according to research from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

Landmark judgement brings rough sleeping clarity

11/03/2021

Councils have the legal powers to help people with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) who are sleeping rough during the pandemic after a landmark judgement.

Three Rivers tops recycling league

04/03/2021

Three Rivers DC in Hertfordshire has climbed to become the highest performing authority in England for household waste recycling, according to official government figures.

Budget 2021: Sunak vows to do 'whatever it takes' to help businesses

03/03/2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has vowed to ‘do whatever it takes’ to support businesses as the country looks to a post-coronavirus future.

Unison call for election safety measures

01/03/2021

The Government needs to implement strict measures in May’s local elections to keep staff safe, trade union Unison urged today.

Employers branded a 'disgrace' over council pay delay

26/02/2021

Council employers have been branded a ‘disgrace’ after they said they would not respond to a union pay claim until after the May 6 elections.

Rough sleeping stats: 'We're still a long way from zero'

25/02/2021

The number of people sleeping rough in England was up by more than half on 2010 despite the Everyone In scheme, the latest annual snapshot has shown.

Scottish Budget 'falls short'

29/01/2021

The Scottish Government’s £11.6bn budget ‘falls short of the fair funding local government requires,’ councils have said.

Scottish councils' cost call

27/01/2021

Scottish local authorities have called for the costs of COVID-19 to be met by the Government north of the border.

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.

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.

Commission proposes third option on integrated care

11/01/2021

The Health Devolution Commission (HDC) has called for a third 'health and prosperity' model of Integrated Care Systems.

Councils asked to 'redouble efforts' on rough sleeping

08/01/2021

English councils have been asked to ‘redouble their efforts’ to help accommodate people sleeping rough, with the Government finding an additional £10m funding.

Major incidents over COVID declared

04/01/2021

Essex, Oxfordshire and Berkshire have declared major incidents amid fears the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases could overwhelm health services.

Liverpool to undergo best value inspection

17/12/2020

Liverpool City Council will undergo an inspection of whether it is complying with its best value duty after the arrest of its mayor.

Jenrick confirms £1.55bn boost for local government

17/12/2020

Local government secretary Robert Jenrick today used the provisional finance settlement for 2021/22 to confirm the allocations for £1.55bn funding.

Spending Review: UKSPF to reach £1.5bn a year

25/11/2020

The value of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) will reach around £1.5bn a year on average, chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced.

Spending Review: £2.9bn 'restart programme to help unemployed'

25/11/2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a three-year £2.9bn ‘restart programme’ to help more than one million people unemployed for more than a year find work.

Leisure centre collapse warning

20/11/2020

Under-pressure leisure centres will go under without further rescue funding on top of the £100m already pledged by the Government, district councils have warned.

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