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SEND children being left behind by council

31/08/2021

Children with special educational needs are being left behind by council services across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, inspectors have found. 

Welsh Government looks at holiday home reforms

26/08/2021

Holiday home owners in Wales could be charged the full amount of business rates amid claims people are being priced out of their local area.

Khan pledges Afghan resettlement help

26/08/2021

The Mayor of London has pledged funding to help councils resettle Afghan refugees.

Croydon returns to drawing board on regeneration plans

17/08/2021

The council maintains delayed plans to develop a Westfield shopping centre are going ahead, despite planning permission for the development having expired.

Research finds long-lasting benefits from Sure Start

16/08/2021

Sure Start centres prevented thousands of children from being hospitalised and cut health inequalities, according to new research.

Reorganisation fears overshadow devolution talks

10/03/2020

Concerns over local government reorganisation are marring devolution talks in the north-west.

Future of work survey to inform thinking

19/08/2019

Local government workers have been invited to take part in a new survey on the future of work.

Universal Credit draining council resources

15/07/2019

Universal Credit (UC) is draining resources from councils, a new survey has found.

Court date set for councils' £2bn tax dispute with NHS trusts

08/07/2019

A court date has been set for the long-running legal dispute between councils and NHS trusts over rates relief.

Council property firm records losses

10/04/2019

The property company run by Barking & Dagenham LBC has reported losses of almost £4m in its first year of operation.

Government urged to publish a rural strategy

01/03/2019

Government has been urged to address its ‘inadequate’ rural policy ahead of Brexit.

Council makes 'significant progress' after standards issues

01/03/2019

Sandwell MBC has made ‘significant progress’ following an independent review last year.

Council's projected overspend more than doubles

25/02/2019

Highland Council has warned of a £5.5m overspend this year, more than double the amount previously predicted.

Call for tourism tax review

05/02/2019

An inquiry into cultural investment in cities has called for a UK-wide review of the benefits of a tourism tax.

Whitehall 'leadership' needed to help councils cope with financial pressures

15/01/2019

The Government must improve oversight and transparency over local authorities to ensure their financial sustainability, the National Audit Office (NAO) has said.

Watchdog highlights councils' weak financial plans

10/01/2019

The number of public bodies in England with weak financial plans is ‘unacceptably high,’ the National Audit Office (NAO) has found.

Corby calls for delay on Northants reorganisation

08/01/2019

Corby BC has called for the creation of new unitary authorities to be pushed back, claiming there is not enough time to reorganise Northamptonshire’s public services.

Rudd delays Universal Credit rollout

07/01/2019

Work and pensions secretary Amber Rudd has delayed the next phase of the Universal Credit (UC) rollout amid ongoing concerns over the controversial system.

Council hits back at 'illegitimate' loan claim

31/10/2018

Newham LBC has denied claims that decisions to enter into controversial high-interest loans were illegitimate.

Council calls for more twerking in health campaign

23/04/2015

North Linconshire council is calling for people to twerk in a stand against heart disease.

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A commitment to civil debate

Cllr Arooj Shah has been the target of recent threats and harassment. Leaders from all parties in Oldham have now come together to add their signature to a ‘politics, not personalities’ pledge, she explains.
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