Politics and Policy

By Laura Sharman | March 24, 2017

Report shows rise in fraud related to voting offences

Report shows rise in fraud related to voting offences

There were 260 reported cases of electoral fraud last year, according to a new report from the Electoral Commission.

Surrey leader to quit LGA role

Surrey leader to quit LGA role

By Heather Jameson | March 23, 2017

David Hodge has quit as the leader of the Local Government Association’s (LGA) Conservative group following the political furore over the so-called Nickileaks affair.

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Victims can now report hate crimes directly to council

A Hertfordshire council has announced incidents of hate crime can now be reported to the customer service centre in their offices, without the need to go to a police station.

MPs give Homelessness Reduction Bill ‘ringing endorsement’

MPs have given a ‘ringing endorsement’ of legislation aimed at reducing homelessness, but councils warn it must be fully funded.

Councils could cash in on two-tier unitaries – CCN

Transforming all remaining two-tier areas into county-based unitaries could save £2.9bn over five years, according to the County Councils Network (CCN).

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