Ministers have halved local governments spending transparency threshold from all items worth more than £500 to all transactions above £250 and warned that authorities which needlessly redact information face future scrutiny.
Culture minister says government is putting infrastructure in place as Lords report criticises ‘flawed’ broadband strategy
Only Bristol has backed the governments directly elected mayors proposal with key cities including Birmingham rejecting the idea. Of the 10 core cities holding a referendum forced by the Localism Act, nine rejected the plans with low turnouts across the country.
Labour Party candidates have won mayoral elections in both Liverpool and Salford. In Liverpool, Joe Anderson won with 58,458 votes, beating second-place Liam Fogarty, an independent candidate who gained 8,292 votes. The Liberal Democrat candidate Richard Kemp came third with 6,238 votes. The turnout in the election was 30.8%.
Lord Glasman delivered a speech at our offices in Westminster on Thursday 9th February entitled ‘Blue Labour and the Politics of Place’. BBC Parliament has included the speech (including a video of the event) as a part of their ‘Briefings.’
Lord Glasman, the founder of the Blue Labour philosophy and leading commentator on community organisation, last night made a set-piece speech at local government think-tank Localis entitled Blue Labour and the Politics of Place.
Lord Glasman, the founder of the ‘Blue Labour’ philosophy and leading commentator on community organisation, will this evening make a set-peice speech at the local government think-tank Localis, entitled ‘Blue Labour and the Politics of Place’.
MP Graham Allen believes his proposed early intervention foundation could be created early next year following crucial backing from prime minister David Cameron
As the Localism Bill moves into Report stage in the Lords, local authorities are getting ever closer to gaining their much discussed General Power of Competence (GPoC).
Four councils are to pilot innovative arrangements to fund intensive help for families with complex needs, minister for civil society Nick Hurd has announced.
Up to £40m could be raised by four social impact bond pilots, launched in Hammersmith & Fulham LBC, Westminster and Birmingham city councils and Leicestershire CC, the minister said .