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Budget meeting descends into chaos as Manchester council raids reserves

11/03/2019Budget meeting descends into chaos as Manchester council raids reserves

Manchester City Council is to raid its reserves and raise council tax in a bid to make £15m worth of savings in a meeting that spiralled out of control and led to councillors “aggressively shouting” in member’s faces. R more >
‘Betrayed’ foster carers of Parsons Green bomber sue Surrey council

08/03/2019‘Betrayed’ foster carers of Parsons Green bomber sue Surrey council

The foster parents of the Parson Green bomber are suing Surrey County Council for negligence after the authority placed him in their home without telling them he had been “trained to kill by ISIS.” Ahmed Hassan was sentenced to lif more >
Two councils slam government as £40m total cuts approved

05/03/2019Two councils slam government as £40m total cuts approved

Two councils have approved over £20m worth of cuts as both authorities slam an “ever increasing tough financial climate” due to austerity and a “totally unfair” year of drastic government cuts. Doncaster Council a more >

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Birmingham bin dispute declared ‘over’ but strike action costs city council another £6m

18/03/2019Birmingham bin dispute declared ‘over’ but strike action costs city council another £6m

The long-running Birmingham bin dispute appears to be over after the city council approved settlements worth £3,500 for each striking worker as it was revealed that the latest strikes have cos more >
Tees Valley to use compulsory purchase powers to bring former steelworks back into public ownership as Houchen declares ‘we won’t be held to ransom’

18/03/2019Tees Valley to use compulsory purchase powers to bring former steelworks back into public ownership as Houchen declares ‘we won’t be held to ransom’

Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) has opted to use a compulsory purchase order (CPO) to bring the remaining 870 acres of land at a former steelworks site back into public ownership, ending a lon more >
Nottingham City Council’s long-standing leader to step down

18/03/2019Nottingham City Council’s long-standing leader to step down

The long-standing leader of Nottingham City Council has announced he is stepping down from the authority at the local elections in May. Jon Collins has led the city council for 16 years and was more >
Councils Can: LGA launches Spending Review campaign

18/03/2019Councils Can: LGA launches Spending Review campaign

Lord Porter, chairman of the Local Government Association, outlines his organisation’s campaign to make sure local government tops to government’s list for this year’s Spending Rev more >
Clean growth collaboration for north west launched by local government and business leaders

15/03/2019Clean growth collaboration for north west launched by local government and business leaders

A collection of local government, university, and business leaders have joined forces to secure £500m of ‘game-changing’ investment into the future of clean growth in the north wes more >
Interserve to go into administration as rescue deal rejected

15/03/2019Interserve to go into administration as rescue deal rejected

One of the largest providers of public services in the UK is to go into administration after its largest shareholder led a rebellion against its financial rescue plan. Interserve has announced more >

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Councils Can: LGA launches Spending Review campaign

18/03/2019Councils Can: LGA launches Spending Review campaign

Lord Porter, chairman of the Local Government Association, outlines his organisation’s campaign to make sure local government tops to government’s list for this year’s Spending Review. Our #CouncilsCan campaign to influence this year’s Spending Review is well underway 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 >