Two police authorities face being capped after setting excessive council tax increases well above the average 3 per cent rise for England, the Government announced last night.
Discussion of our report, entitled ‘Mitigating Economic Crisis Impact through Local Government Initiatives’
Tens of thousands of small companies will see their business rates increasing
The government needs to undertake a series of urgent measures.
Anyone who leaves their house empty for six months or more should face the threat of losing it, ministers said yesterday.
Retired social workers are being targeted in an effort to fill shortages
Councils need greater freedom to innovate, if they are to deliver the very best services for local people, says James Morris
Local government staff were warned of more job cuts last night
James Morris discusses the recent Conservative green paper – ‘Control shift’ in a comment piece published in Whitehall & Westminster World
Admissions lotteries being used by some of the best schools in the country could be scrapped after being criticised as “unfair” by the Schools Secretary