Words such as “cross fertilisation” and “incentivising” are baffling town hall jargon and should be banned according to one council leader.
Hundreds of children who suffered neglect or abuse at the hands of their parents have been given the green light to sue councils
Lap dancing clubs may be closed if they are located too near “inappropriate” sites such as schools
Fears over politicisation of forces fuelled revolt by officers and councils
Boris Johnson plans to make almost £1bn of cost savings during the next 3 years
The number of children’s services in England deemed inadequate at keeping children safe has doubled in one year.
Three out of four councils say the money they collect to pay for front-line services has dwindled.
Former Home Secretary Charles Clarke has warned that plans to overhaul how police forces are held accountable are ‘very dangerous to society’ and will ‘destroy’ efforts to tackle crime.
Council chiefs today accuse the children’s secretary, Ed Balls, of being “irresponsible” in his response to the death of Baby P
James Morris – “While the last 10 to 15 years in local government have been about performance management, the next wave will be about innovation”