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Blow to council hopes for cash boost

23/04/2024

The prospect of extra cash for councils has faded further with the latest public finance figures showing the UK borrowed more than expected last month.

Manchester leads list for local government in New Year honours

02/01/2024

The chief executives of both Manchester City Council and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority have been recognised in the New Year Honours List.

Fund to go to town centre 'champions'

19/12/2023

New guidance for the government’s £1.1bn ‘long term plan for towns’ has confirmed the boards in charge of spending the cash should be led by a local independent chair who will act as a ‘champion’ for the town.

Autumn Statement: Unprotected departments face further cuts

22/11/2023

So-called ‘unprotected’ Whitehall departments face further budget tightening despite a pledge in the Autumn Statement to increase public sector productivity.

Spending settlement is 'no longer enough', says CIPFA

17/10/2022

The scale of the Government’s challenge to curb spending against a backdrop of soaring demand has been laid bare by a report examining key public services.

Abolition of social care levy survives Budget bonfire

17/10/2022

The abolition of the health and care levy is now the only major part of the discredited mini-Budget to survive after new Chancellor Jeremy Hunt today junked most of the other tax cuts in a dramatic announcement.

ONS: Public sector pay 'lags behind' private sector

16/08/2022

Public sector pay rises continue to lag well behind the private sector according to latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Inflation set to wipe out 40% of public spending growth

10/08/2022

Higher inflation is set to wipe out 40% of the planned growth in public sector funding over the next three years leading to a £44bn shortfall, according to a study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

Four in 10 trust councils, survey finds

13/07/2022

Just four out of 10 UK residents trust local government compared to 80% who trust the NHS, according to an inaugural survey of attitudes to public services.

North-South self-funding split revealed

07/07/2022

The South East has the highest proportion of self-funders in community care services and the North East the lowest, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Greg Clark to return as local government secretary

06/07/2022

Former local government secretary Greg Clark has been appointed to replace sacked levelling up secretary Michael Gove.

Scots councils face four years of cuts

01/06/2022

Scottish councils face four years of cuts under Spending Review plans outlined by Scotland’s finance minister Kate Forbes.

Queen's Speech: Levelling up bill unveiled for planning reform

10/05/2022

The Queen’s Speech has confirmed a levelling up Bill will include legislation on planning and regeneration reform.

IFS reveals scope of Universal Credit

08/11/2021

Budget changes to Universal Credit mean families with well above-average earnings and even paying 40% rates of tax could be entitled to the benefit, according to an Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) report.

MJ Awards shortlist revealed

06/07/2021

More than 120 trailblazing local authority projects, teams and individuals have been shortlisted for The MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2021.

Health spending rises by record quarter

01/06/2021

Spending on taxpayer-funded health services rose by a record 25% to £220bn last year as the NHS battled with pandemic costs, according to latest estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Levelling up is 'meaningless' without devo, say Lords

20/05/2021

The Government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda is meaningless without more devolution to councils and investment in local public services says a report from the House of Lords.

Devolution White Paper to be replaced by levelling up proposals

04/05/2021

A levelling up White Paper will replace the long-awaited policy document on devolution and local recovery.

The MJ Awards deadline extended to April 30

21/04/2021

There’s great news on The MJ Awards – the deadline for entries has been extended to April 30 so there is loads of time to get them in.

No simple north-south divide, says report

19/04/2021

There is no simple north-south divide, a new report by Legal and General (L&G) has argued.

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Banning urban pesticide use

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