The industrial strategy has dominated the agenda over the past month, but a new Localis report says it is time to move the debate forward. Sam Clayden reports.
Local authorities will be able to access a £300m fund in order to ease business rate revaluation challenges in their local areas, chancellor Philip Hammond has announced.
The Government has scrapped controversial clauses from the Children and Social Work Bill that would have exempted select local authorities from their statutory duties to young people.
As yet more devolution proposals face setbacks, Sam Clayden takes the temperature of the agenda and asks whether it truly has hit a brick wall.
Calls to reignite the Leeds City Region devolution proposals submitted almost 18 months ago have been made by chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
Council leaders have called for growth funding to be devolved amid concerns that the complex web of funding streams was delaying projects and ‘generating frustration’.
The new chair of Birmingham City Council’s children’s trust has insisted that the new model will deliver ‘accelerated’ change as inspectors highlighted continued failings within the authority.
Local government has reacted with fury after the chancellor failed to address cross-sector calls to plug the soaring social care funding gap.
The timetable for local government reform in Wales has been set out by the local government secretary, Mark Drakeford.
Controversial plans to force all schools to convert into academies have been scrapped by the new education secretary Justine Greening.