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500 jobs could go as city council eyes 5% tax hike to tackle £28m deficit

11/10/2018500 jobs could go as city council eyes 5% tax hike to tackle £28m deficit

Up to 500 jobs are at risk at Wolverhampton and residents face a council tax rise of 4.99% in what has been described as “the most significant financial challenge the council has ever faced.” The local authority faces a budget defi more >
Government removes intervention in Tower Hamlets LBC

05/10/2018Government removes intervention in Tower Hamlets LBC

James Brokenshire has formally ended the government’s intervention in Tower Hamlets London Borough Council following “significant improvements” in a recent review. The Ministry of Housing, Communities, & Local Government more >
Hancock announces £240m social care funding ahead of green paper

02/10/2018Hancock announces £240m social care funding ahead of green paper

The health and social care secretary Matt Hancock is set to announce an emergency £240m fund to be injected into social care to free up beds this winter. In a speech today at the Conservative Party conference, the secretary of state will more >

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China ban adds £500,000 in recycling contamination costs to councils

22/10/2018China ban adds £500,000 in recycling contamination costs to councils

Tighter recycling contamination restrictions in the wake of China’s imported waste ban have directly hit at least a fifth of councils, the LGA has revealed. China’s restrictions on more >
New disqualification rules for people guilty of serious crimes serving in councils

22/10/2018New disqualification rules for people guilty of serious crimes serving in councils

Rules preventing people found guilty of serious crimes from serving on local councils will be strengthened after a public consultation, the government has announced. Local government minister R more >
Council warns of 28% rise in council tax or mass job cuts needed to deliver services

22/10/2018Council warns of 28% rise in council tax or mass job cuts needed to deliver services

Pembrokeshire is facing the prospect of a 28% rise in council tax or extensive job cuts to meet services after several warnings about the county council’s “grim” financial situatio more >
The council of the future

22/10/2018The council of the future

Georgina Maratheftis, programme manager for local government at techUK, paints a picture of what the council of the future could look like – and just how we might get there. It’s a more >
Making good health a reality in Wigan

22/10/2018Making good health a reality in Wigan

Wigan Borough Council is leading the way with its innovative approach to integrated health and care. We hear from the Healthier Wigan Partnership about the work they’ve been doing to improve p more >
Knowledge Quarter: the pieces of the jigsaw

22/10/2018Knowledge Quarter: the pieces of the jigsaw

Liverpool already boasts the best in class when it comes to innovation – but no city can rest on its laurels. Joe Anderson, the city’s mayor, talks about the ongoing development of the K more >

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The council of the future

22/10/2018The council of the future

Georgina Maratheftis, programme manager for local government at techUK, paints a picture of what the council of the future could look like – and just how we might get there. It’s a universally acknowledged truth that local government continues to face financial constraints whilst more >
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Keeping the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse

15/10/2018Keeping the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse

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Michael King: Time for Ombudsman reform

06/08/2018Michael King: Time for Ombudsman reform

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Modern policing: the future is bright

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Making good health a reality in Wigan

22/10/2018Making good health a reality in Wigan

Wigan Borough Council is leading th... more >
Knowledge Quarter: the pieces of the jigsaw

22/10/2018Knowledge Quarter: the pieces of the jigsaw

Liverpool already boasts the best i... more >
LGiU: Local government in Finland

22/10/2018LGiU: Local government in Finland

Finland’s local government st... more >
The doors of the powerhouse are open once again

22/10/2018The doors of the powerhouse are open once again

Now in its second year, the People&... more >

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The importance of openness after Grenfell

The importance of openness after Grenfell

Following the recent Grenfell Tower tragedy, Lord Porter, chairman of the LGA, argues that if the public are going to have faith in the safety te... more > more last word articles >