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Directors warn of 'deep concerns' over care funding

01/06/2020

Adult social care directors have ‘deep concerns’ about the Infection Control Fund which is being rolled out to support care providers.

Councils locked out of plans to lift lockdown

31/05/2020

Plans to lift the lockdown for people who have been shielded were not revealed to local government before they were announced at the weekend.

No bail outs for commercial investments

22/05/2020

Plans to bail out councils struggling with their finances could vary between authorities - but they will not cover commercial investments, The MJ understands.

Scots charities launch bid to end rough sleeping

21/05/2020

A coalition of Scots charities will today present plans their plans to end rough sleeping to the Scottish Government.

More councils join call to delay schools reopening

20/05/2020

The Government is under increasing pressure to rethink its plans to open schools on 1 June after more councils highlighted safety concerns.

Pan-London partnership for PPE launched

19/05/2020

A new pan-London partnership has been established to provide personal protective equipment or care homes and other frontline services.

Care home on the brink of collapse

18/05/2020

Care homes in the North East have issued a legal warning to North Tyneside council, claiming they could collapse within days without further funding.

Jenrick launches plans to kickstart housing market

13/05/2020

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has restarted the housing market as part of the Government’s plans to ease lockdown.

Districts braced for lost income

13/05/2020

Woking, South Norfolk and Craven DCs are likely to be the hardest hit when it comes to lost income.

Leeds chief takes on key contract tracing role

13/05/2020

Leeds City Council chief executive Tom Riordan will take on a key role in the Government’s contact tracing programme in the battle against coronavirus.

Put localism at the heart of recovery, say city leaders

11/05/2020

A centralised ‘command and control approach’ to easing lockdown will not work, city leaders have claimed.

'Too early to tell' if councils need more cash, says Jenrick

07/05/2020

It is ‘too early to tell’ if councils will need more cash to tackle coronavirus, communities secretary Robert Jenrick has said.

Bonds Agency announced two more councils for bonds issue

30/04/2020

The UK Municipal Bonds Agency has announced Westminster City Council and Barnsley BC will take part in its maiden pooled bonds issue.

Counties call for clarity on how coronavirus cash will be allocated

28/04/2020

County councils have called for clarity on how the latest round of emergency cash to deal with the coronavirus crisis will be split.

Debt collection needs reform, says think tank

27/04/2020

Local government should follow the lead of the private sector when it comes to debt collection, the latest report from the Centre for Social Justice think tank has claimed.

One in five healthcare workers could quit in wake of Covid-19, think tank warns

23/04/2020

Healthcare could face a staffing crisis after it was revealed on in five healthcare professionals are more likely to leave following the pandemic.

Care home coronavirus deaths quadruple

21/04/2020

The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show the number of coronavirus deaths in care homes quadrupled in the week ending 10 April.

Jenrick unveils an extra £1.6bn for coronavirus crisis

18/04/2020

Councils are to receive an extra £1.6bn in funding to deal with the coronavirus crisis, communities secretary Robert Jenrick has announced.

Government league table plan causes fury

17/04/2020

Plans to publish a league table of how quickly councils are doling out grants to help businesses have been met with anger from local government.

Town hall rich list branded 'inane and distasteful'

15/04/2020

Attempts to criticise local government salaries have been branded as ‘both inane and distasteful' by chief executives’ body Solace.

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