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Council News Monitor - this week's essential Local Authority news stories

By: Council News Monitor Team
Published: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 00:00

County Durham voters back devolution in the North-East, Sir Digby Jones considers run for West Midlands mayor but Hampshire and Isle of Wight rejects single mayor

Council News Monitor - this week's essential Local Authority news

By: Council News Monitor Team
Published: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 10:46

This week David Cameron wades into row over £69m of cuts planned by Oxfordshire CC; Stoke on Trent plans to axe seven top management jobs; North Tyneside plans referendum on future of elected mayors; Liverpool planned 3.9% rise in Council Tax includes 2% “Osborne tax”; Government hands key powers back to Rotherham MBC; North and North East Lincolnshire will share back office services and save £12 million by 2026; Better Connected Live confirms May dates; North Midlands devolution deal goes ahead without Leicestershire; Lincolnshire faces cutting 130 bus services; dog poo DNA tests launch in Barking and Dagenham; Fife Council leader says SNP cuts worse than Thatcher’s rate capping; North Lanarkshire leader quits ahead of £100 million of cuts

2016: a year of stark choices for the public sector

By: Paul Bradbury, group business development director, Civica
Published: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 11:16

As we enter 2016 the pace of change and expectation for public sector organisations is accelerating.

The devolution revolution is just starting to spin

By: Martin Ellender, Senior Manager, Local Government Advisory, Grant Thornton UK LLP
Published: Monday, December 21, 2015 - 12:08

Patience and willingness to play a canny long game will be key for local leaders.

Autumn Statement: devolution and the impact on local government

By: Paul Dossett, Partner and Head of Local Government, Grant Thornton UK LLP
Published: Friday, November 27, 2015 - 15:30

Announcements made by the Chancellor could mean that local authorities face a financial tipping point during the course of this Parliament.

All in opposition must rally against the Autumn Statement

By: Tim Mobbs, The Information Daily
Published: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 17:47

If Osborne really does plan to lead his party he needs to present himself and his party as more receptive, less dogmatic and more sincere. He has a mountain to climb. Meanwhile the Labour Party is once again a dysfunctional family sitting down to a Christmas dinner they have choked on in the past.