In a recent letter to colleagues, Bob Neill reasserted the Conservative Party position on unitary local government. Neill was clear that they would not be supporting any further expansion of Unitaries.
Harry Phibbs comments on our latest report on directly elected mayors. The report included articles from Anthony Browne, Cllr Richard Kemp and Steve Malanga.
The MJ reports on our latest publication, assesing directly elected mayors. It discusses the arguement that there is still not enough evidence to prove directly elected mayors provide any benefits to large cities.
The debate is not over regarding the benefits of Directly Elected Mayors says a new publication by Localis. In this series of essays from key commentators, the debate ranges over a number of topics.
The debate is not over regarding the benefits of Directly Elected Mayors says a new
publication by Localis, the local government and localist think tank.
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has become the first council in the UK to launch a scheme that rewards residents who recycle. Householders will be able to claim money off at shops and restaurants.
Low morale, redundancy fears and staffing shortages figure prominently in a survey of local government staff published by Unison
Fresh concerns have been raised over the escalating cost of bidding for outsourcing contracts following a leading companys decision not to bid for a flagship deal
Local services face a new wave of privatisation across England as a Conservative council leads moves to put contracts worth billions of pounds out to private tender. Essex County Council is one of a growing number of authorities, mainly Tory-led, that intend to outsource all or most of their services to save funds, including schools management, social care, roads and libraries.
Surrey County Councils likely future Conservative leader has promised a radical shake-up of the councils executive should his party retain control of the one-star authority following the June elections.