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Scots union calls for urgent meeting to address funding

30/10/2020

Unison Scotland has called for an urgent meeting with Scottish finance secretary Kate Forbes in a bit to address the growing finance crisis.

PM pledges extra £1bn for local government amid three-tier system

12/10/2020

Boris Johnson has announced a further £1bn in funding for local government as the country heads into the second wave of COVID-19.

Starmer vows to tackle the 'decade of drift' on sorting social care

22/09/2020

Government failure to protect care homes during the pandemic is a ‘national scandal’, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer told his party’s virtual conference today.

Modular housing a 'game-changer' for housing and jobs, experts claim

22/09/2020

Modular housing is a ‘game changer’ and could deliver 75,000 homes a year, a report from experts has claimed.

ADASS issues stark warning as White Paper faces further delays

17/09/2020

The social care system risks complete breakdown experts have warned as it emerged that the long-awaited White Paper has been delayed again until next year.

Review calls for new local government audit regulator

08/09/2020

A new local government audit body should be created and ministers should change the way they judge the financial stability of councils, a review of local government audit has found.  

Income compensation scheme fails to cover the cost of Covid

25/08/2020

Government plans to compensate councils for income lost due to COVID-19 are only likely to cover half the cost of the losses, it is claimed.

Fifth of care homes took on Covid patients, survey reveals

24/08/2020

One in five care homes had to accept patients discharged from hospital who had tested positive for COVID-19 during the early part of the pandemic, a survey has found.

Hancock's new rules to halt COVID spread

31/07/2020

New rules on social gatherings have been introduced in Northern England as the number of COVID cases has started to rise.

Councillors in south east reject metro mayors, says poll

28/07/2020

Seven out of ten councillors in the South East of England are against plans for metro mayors, a poll has revealed.

Minister unveils grants to fast track digital innovation

27/07/2020

The Government has announced a series of grants to councils in a bid to capitalise on fast-track digital programmes introduced during the pandemic.

Hancock announces plans to share more data

20/07/2020

Health secretary Matt Hancock has announced plans to share more data with local government in a bid to help track and trace COVID-19 cases more effectively.

PM announces new powers for local lockdown

17/07/2020

Councils will get new powers to shut down premises in a bid to control the spread of coronavirus as we head towards the next phase of the pandemic, the Prime Minister has announced.

Mistakes on homelessness are making matters worse, says Ombudsman

15/07/2020

Problems with the way councils are meeting their housing duties are making things worse for homeless people, the Ombudsman found.

Immigration plans branded an 'embarrassing shambles'

14/07/2020

The Government’s latest plans for post-Brexit immigration rules have been branded an ‘embarrassing shambles’ after they failed to include care workers.

Ministry was 'blind' to council investment risks says watchdog

13/07/2020

Ministers have been blind to the risk of commercial investments by councils, Parliament’s spending watchdog has claimed.

Chancellor unveils his three-part plan for jobs

08/07/2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced the next phase of his plan to ‘protect, support and retain’ jobs in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.

ADCS president calls for welfare overhaul

08/07/2020

The impact of the pandemic on children’s futures must not be underestimated, the president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) has said.

MPs refuse to back down on Westferry

01/07/2020

MPs have refused to accept the Prime Minister’s attempts to close down questions over Robert Jenrick’s decision on the Westferry Printworks planning application.

COVID funding gap hits £7.4bn, LGA estimates

01/07/2020

The funding gap created by COVID-19 now stands at £7.4bn, the Local Government Association has said.

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