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London boroughs face £23m rent arrears due to Universal Credit

22/07/2020

The rollout of Universal Credit is leading to thousands of council tenants falling behind on rent payments, new research commissioned by London Councils has found.

Government launches Spending Review

21/07/2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has warned of ‘tough choices’ as he launched the Comprehensive Spending Review.

Mayor anticipates Covid-19 election disruption

20/07/2020

London mayor Sadiq Khan has urged voters in the capital to register for postal ballots ahead of next year’s elections to avoid disruption from the COVID-19 crisis.

Mayors press for local furlough powers

08/06/2020

The mayors of Liverpool and Manchester have urged the Government to provide funds for ‘humanitarian assistance’ during local lockdowns as figures suggest COVID-19 is spreading.

Adult care coronavirus costs to reach £6.6bn by autumn

05/06/2020

The majority of the extra financial pressure is being borne by local government, according to new research.

Council to sell Bristol Energy

03/06/2020

Bristol City Council has given the go-ahead to put its loss-making energy company up for sale.

Borough chief dies with Covid-19

29/05/2020

The chief executive of Swale BC, Mark Radford, has died after being diagnosed with the coronavirus, the council has announced.

Community cohesion at 'all-time high' say council leaders

28/05/2020

Community cohesion is at an all-time high despite plummeting economic confidence during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey of local government chiefs and leaders.

Kent leader warns of migrant crossing ‘crisis’

26/05/2020

The council's leader has asked the home secretary to make it mandatory for authorities to provide support for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC).

‘Golden opportunity’ to end rough sleeping

22/05/2020

The Government has been urged to commit £100m to councils in a bid to end rough sleeping in England.

Coronavirus bereavement scheme extended to social care workers

21/05/2020

The families of migrant care workers who have fallen victim to COVID-19 will be allowed to remain in the country indefinitely.

Rejection for two out of three garden communities in Essex

21/05/2020

Proposals for two new garden communities put forward by three district councils have been rejected by the Planning Inspectorate.

Local government pay summit to go ahead

30/03/2020

Negotiators hope to keep local government pay discussions on track despite the difficulties posed by the coronavirus crisis.

Councils close buildings and cancel meetings in response to coronavirus outbreak

16/03/2020

Councils have closed, events and meetings have been cancelled and some politicians are in self-isolation in a bid to stem the spreading of the coronavirus pandemic.

Government postpones council elections

13/03/2020

Local government elections due to take place on 7 May have been postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Electoral Commission calls for autumn polls

12/03/2020

May’s local elections should be postponed until the autumn, the Electoral Commission has said.

Budget 2020: Flood-hit areas to share £200m defence fund

11/03/2020

The money will go to 25 areas based on criteria including repeated flooding.

Flybe collapse hits council-owned airports

05/03/2020

The airline entered administration this morning, leading to the grounding of all flights.

North disproportionately hit by housing cutbacks - research

19/02/2020

Increased funding and investment in planning skills are required to reverse disproportionate cuts to councils in the north of England, according to research published today.

Borough seeking unitary status sparks spending row

03/02/2020

A row over council spending has broken out between a county council and a borough authority that is seeking unitary status.

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