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Public trust councils twice as much as Westminster, IPPR poll shows

Apr 14, 2014 by: Mark Conrad, MJ

Public trust in councils is far greater than confidence in Parliament and should be the trigger for a fresh transfer of powers to England’s localities, a new report has urged....

Sir Merrick calls for local government lead in tackling dementia

Apr 11, 2014 by: Jonathan Werran, the MJ

Chairman of the Local Government Association, Sir Merrick Cockell, has written to all council leaders in England and Wales seeking their support in a nationwide campaign to ta...

Council tax relief extended to flood victims

Apr 11, 2014 by: Jonathan Werran, the MJ

The Government has waived council tax charges for all people afflicted by this winter’s floods until they are able to return to their homes....

‘Keep councils in the driving seat’ SOLACE report says

Apr 10, 2014 by: Heather Jameson, the MJ

Despite the role of the local economic partnerships (LEPs), councils must remain in the driving seat when it comes to place-shaping and economic growth, a report by council ch...

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Budget 2014: another reason for authorities to embrace disruption
by Paul Bradbury, LGC

Do we stick with self service?
by Alex Thomson, in the MJ

Maude praises the Barnet Formula
by Harry Phibbs, Conservative Home

Council 'delivers' despite challenges
by Jamie Hailstone, the MJ


Meeting the challenge in Barnet
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New Call for Evidence: Utilities and Development
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Changing Places
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