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Local authorities are missing out on millions of pounds because of an £870m cash boost to business rate pilot councils, according to a study today from the respected Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) think-tank.
With local authorities increasingly concerned about cyber security, The MJ and BT undertook a survey to gauge the level of preparation. Michael Burton reports on the key findings.
Study of new model for delivering services claims £6bn could be invested into regeneration using ‘fourth option’ for property projects. Michael Burton reports.
Social services directors featured prominently in this year’s New Year’s Honours List.
From community cohesion to business rates, devolution and adult social care, whoever walks into Marsham Street next week will have a lot of paperwork to go through.
Austerity will continue well into the next decade irrespective of any negative impact of Brexit, the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) predicted today.
Local government should have the power to levy a local income tax and a local sales tax, the Taxpayers’ Alliance has said.
Government borrowing fell by £1.6bn to £4.8bn last month compared to October 2015, thanks to better than expected tax revenues.
A £3bn fund to boost the house building programme has been launched by communities secretary Sajid Javid.
After the latest polls, Michael Burton hears local government alarm bells are ringing over the result of the EU referendum.