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New secretary of state James Brokenshire has declared himself to be ‘a real fan of local government’ and vowed to take a ‘hands on’ approach to his relationship with the sector.
Labour would scrap right to buy, and give councils new borrowing freedoms and central funding in a bid to kick-start house building, the party said today.
The Government will need to scrap its funding reforms, significantly boost top-ups or centralise care if it is to plug the social care funding gap, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned today.
Council tax is ‘outdated and regressive’, and the Government should consider scrapping it in favour of a fairer system, according to a think tank.
Sir Robin Wales has been deselected as the Mayoral candidate for Newham LBC.
Council finances were offered little respite in chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Statement today.
Council tax payers face the sharpest rise in their taxes for 14 years, according to the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy figures (CIPFA).
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has given the go-ahead to create two new ‘super districts’ with the councils in Suffolk.
Northamptonshire CC’s director of finance has issued a section 114 order, calling a halt to spending at the cash-strapped authority.
Rotherham Council’s children’s services have been rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted, following three years of Government intervention in the aftermath of the child sexual exploitation scandal.