Naomi Larsson

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.

Scottish Government launches national drive to cut fuel poverty

23/04/2015

The Scottish Government is to launch a £224m national fuel drive in September to tackle the country’s fuel poverty.

Majority of English public back borrow-to-build

23/04/2015

More than half of people in England would support the next government borrowing money to build more affordable homes, according to a new survey.

Torbay Council to launch recycling reward scheme

22/04/2015

Torbay Council has announced it will run an incentive scheme to encourage households to increase the amount they recycle.

Affordable housing delivery at historic low for London, data suggests

22/04/2015

Delivery of affordable homes in London is at the lowest ever level, according to analysis from tenants.

New head for Bucks’ Children’s Improvement Board

22/04/2015

The Government has drafted in a new independent chair to head Buckinghamshire’s once troubled children’s services.

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The power of local systems to save lives

Councils and their partners could do even more to contain the spread of COVID-19 if properly funded to undertake a robust localised system of testing, tracking and tracing, argues Professor Donna Hall.
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