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Northamptonshire CC will be allowed to use £70m in capital receipts to plug its financial black hole, local government secretary James Brokenshire has ruled.
The Government must restore councils’ public health grants because of their important role in the urgent task of improving public health, according to a report from leading health think tank, The King’s Fund.
Local residents’ dissatisfaction with their local councils’ services is now at the highest level at any time over the last six years, according to the latest triannual satisfaction poll from the Local Government Association (LGA).
Local councils will have extra responsibilities for monitoring the safety of higher-risk residential buildings (HRRBs), under sweeping, wholesale reforms to the regulatory landscape proposed by the final Hackitt report, published today.
MPs today called on ministers to outline a ‘credible, long-term plan’ to reverse the perception of English social care as a ‘source of national shame’.
Britain’s system of public sector accountability is failing to keep up with the realities of modern government, a think-tank has warned.