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The tight timeframe for reorganising local government across Northamptonshire claimed its first victim this week despite ministers’ decision to extend the consultation period.
New local government secretary James Brokenshire has today announced the two commissioners appointed to help rescue troubled Northamptonshire CC.
Northamptonshire CC will establish an improvement board that will work closely with government commissioners to improve the county’s finances and governance ahead of reorganisation.
Labour has demanded immediate Right to Buy (RTB) reforms after figures obtained by The MJ revealed the amount councils lose to Whitehall under the regime.
Council Tax levels will increase by an average of 5.1% across England in 2018/19, the largest rise for 13 years, ministers have confirmed.
Local government secretary Sajid Javid has bowed to the inevitable and outlined plans for commissioners to run Northamptonshire CC amid concerns over the county’s sustainability.
Local government in Wales is facing a radical overhaul, with ministers consulting on plans to create ‘larger, stronger councils’.
The Government has ordered a review after being forced to admit a second mistake in as many months in the way it calculates council payments.
Most emergency social care cash has been spent on tackling immediate crises, a new study has found.
Ministers today rejected calls for the mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse – claiming an effective case for a new law has not been made.