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Council to announce chief after capacity criticism


East Devon DC is hoping to announce its new chief executive early next month after peers said senior level capacity was currently ‘limited’.

Rayner to be investigated by police after electoral law accusations


Police have launched an investigation into whether Labour’s shadow local government secretary Angela Rayner broke electoral law a decade ago after allegations.

Government ignores sugar levy calls


The Government has ignored Local Government Association (LGA) calls for the sugar levy to be spent by councils to tackle physical inactivity.

Five million could be disenfranchised by voter ID, polling finds


Five million voters could be disenfranchised by the Government’s new voter ID rules at the General Election, first-of-its-kind polling has suggested.

Next Government urged to look at devolving air passenger duty


The leader of a Labour council in the shadow of Heathrow Airport has urged the next Government to look at devolving air passenger duty (APD).

Transparency calls over monitoring officer departure


Salford CC's opposition leader has called for transparency over a settlement agreement The MJ understands was paid to its departing monitoring officer.

Craig hails tourist tax 'success'


The leader of Manchester City Council, Bev Craig, has hailed the UK’s first city tourist tax a ‘success’ a year on from its introduction.

Think-tank's call for landfill tax devolution


A think-tank has called for a portion of the proceeds from landfill tax to be devolved to councils.

Councils should get traffic light grading, say accountants


Oflog should grade councils using a traffic-light-style ranking system, chartered accountants have suggested.

Council eyes cutting back rubbish collection


A council could reduce how often it picks up household rubbish that cannot be recycled or composted to once a month despite Government proposals.

Devolve NHS England's £168bn budget to local government, says report


NHS England’s £168bn budget should be handed to local government in a radical restructure, the Reform think-tank has suggested in a report today.

'Grave concerns' over phone switchover


UK mayors have expressed ‘grave concerns’ about the impact on vulnerable people of the planned phase out of the analogue phone system.

Call for reintroduction of housing targets


A cross-party coalition representing 27 mid-sized regional British cities has called for the next Government to reintroduce local housebuilding targets.

Online sales tax not priority for London


London Councils has decided it will not prioritise an online sales tax (OST) as part of its lobbying effort.

Leader bullied two senior officers, report finds


A council leader’s behaviour towards two senior officers amounted to bullying, a report into a code of conduct complaint has found.

Four-day week council decision 'disappointing and arrogant'


South Cambridgeshire DC’s decision to continue with its four-day week is ‘disappointing and arrogant,’ local government minister Simon Hoare has said.

EXCLUSIVE: No pay offer until after local elections


Local government employers will not make a pay offer until after the upcoming local elections in May, The MJ understands.

Homelessness inquiry launched by NAO


The National Audit Office (NAO) has launched an inquiry into homelessness as the issue piles pressure on squeezed council budgets.

Oflog should consolidate financial results monthly, say accountants


The Office for Local Government (Oflog) should consolidate the financial results and position of local authorities on a monthly basis, accountants say.

Right to Buy lobbying fails as temporary boost ended


The Treasury has confirmed councils will no longer keep 100% of Right to Buy (RTB) receipts after the current financial year despite lobbying by the sector.

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Addressing regional inequalities

Andrew Borland, Chief Innovation Officer at the Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC), University of Liverpool discusses the importance of levelling up for growth.
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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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