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Neil Merrick finds out why councils are struggling to replace only a fraction of the homes sold under Right to Buy, and explores how the housing policy could be improved.
Neil Merrick finds out why some parish councils are doubling or trebling council tax precepts after taking on services from higher tier authorities.
From death threats to online harassment, just why are councillors subject to increasing levels of abuse? Neil Merrick investigates.
Why has the move towards 100% retention of business rates been so slow? Neil Merrick investigates.
Neil Merrick explains how local authorities can get the most from social media and avoid potential pitfalls.
In the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Kensington and Chelsea Council decided to terminate its housing almo. Neil Merrick explores if other councils will now review how they manage their housing stock.
Figures have revealed that local authorities are failing to spend millions of pounds for discretionary housing payments. Neil Merrick investigates the reasons why.
Neil Merrick explores the impact and financial burdens the new Homelessness Reduction Act will have on local authorities.
Neil Merrick explores how parish and town councils are throwing off their 'Nimby' image through the use of neighbourhood planning.
Neil Merrick explores the expansion of parish council duties – and the subsequent rise in precepts.