Councils are trying to hide the dire state of their finances by 'bending the rules' on their balance sheets, finance chief Rob Whiteman has claimed.
Local government has been urged to stop pretending transformation will solve the massive underfunding it faces, according to two leading local government players.
The chief executive of Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council has been confirmed as the first chief executive of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).
Public sector leaders have done too little to stop communities from becoming segregated for fear of being branded racist, Dame Louise Casey has claimed.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has unveiled an Autumn Statement which has given no real respite to local authority finances.
The Government has announced a £18m fund to help ‘turbo-charge’ house building and provide thousands of new homes.
Transforming all remaining two-tier areas into county-based unitaries could save £2.9bn over five years, according to the County Councils Network (CCN).
A Labour government would reverse the pay-to-stay policy and suspend Right to Buy, according to shadow housing minister, Teresa Pearse.
The ‘only answer’ to the problems facing adult social care is to bring care services into the NHS, Greater Manchester’s mayoral hopeful Andy Burnham has argued.
The Government should ‘deepen its commitment to the Northern Powerhouse, not abandon it’ as part of the response to Brexit, according to Manchester mayoral hopeful Andy Burnham.