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Local government minister Rishi Sunak has vowed that his department will ‘make a compelling case’ for more funding ahead of this year’s Spending Review.
Communities secretary James Brokenshire has told regional leaders that their plans for a One Yorkshire metro mayor fails to meet the Government’s devolution criteria.
Labour would create a new commission that would allow councillors to influence every decision that affects local authorities if they won a General Election.
Councils are not doing enough to prepare for Brexit and need to step up their game, the concerned Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has told sector figures.
Chief executives have told communities secretary James Brokenshire Whitehall needs to be more joined up between departments and in its communications with councils over Brexit.
Smith Square has pushed Marsham Street to provide funding for councils to implement their no-deal Brexit plans as Whitehall urges local authorities to act now.
Two Buckinghamshire districts have written to the Government warning they could launch legal proceedings over plans to create a single county unitary.
Glasgow City Council has struck an agreement in principle to resolve historical claims for unequal pay.
Ministers have played down the prospect of a widespread crackdown on councils that borrow for commercial reasons.
Welsh councils will be handed an extra £23.6m in 2019/20 on the condition that they commit to regional working.