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Ex Labour MP David Chaytor has been jailed for 18 months for fraudulently claiming more than £20,000 in expenses

Cash strapped councils are slashing funding for ‘lifeline services’ which support some of the most vulnerable people in their communities by up to 67%...

Local Government Minister Grant Shapps today (Jan 4th ) said that 2011 will be the year of councillor power and encouraged a new generation of community champions....

 

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Pioneering councils have persuaded Government to let them adopt new ways of tackling issues in their local areas

 

Local Government Minister Bob Neill returned local leadership to Stoke today (Dec 16th ) by dissolving the top-down governance board that has overseen the council since 2008

 

The drive to give London boroughs and their residents greater freedom to develop tailor-made solutions to local challenges has been backed by London Councils

 

Responding to the finance stettlement announced by Minister Pickles yesterday Baroness Margaret Eaton, Chairman of the Local Government Association, has said

 

A landmark bill that heralds a ground-breaking shift in power to councils and communities overturning decades of central government control has been unveiled by Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles

 

Councils in England are to learn later how much the funding they receive from central government will be cut over the next two years

 
Councils that have put aside significant amounts of money in recent years should not shy away from dipping into their reserves in tough times to help manage the consequences of the economic downturn
 

Local Government Minister Grant Shapps is urging councils to move away from Whitehall control and make the most of the new freedoms they have been given

 

Commenting on the 2010 children’s services ratings published by Ofsted, Baroness Shireen Ritchie, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, has said..

 

Councillors should be freed from restrictions that prevent them from championing local issues

 

Pickles housing move 'unlawful' Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has lost a court battle

 
Plans to modernise the Post Office are to be unveiled later by the government
 

New evidence of the continuing staffing problems faced by council social work teams make reforms to the child protection system more urgent than ever...

 

More councils are getting the green light to tackle historic pay inequalities today as the Coalition Government backs workplace equality, announced Local Government Minister Bob Neill

 

Responding to the Audit Commission’s Protecting The Public Purse 2010 report, Cllr David Sparks, Vice Chairman of the Local Government Association, said

 

Almost 120,000 frauds costing £135m were uncovered by English councils last year, the Audit Commission has said

 

Commenting on the publication of the final independent report into winter resilience, Cllr Peter Box, Chairman of the Economy and Transport Board at the Local Government Association has said..

 

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