Transparency

Call for views on the financial reporting of local authorities

18/09/2019

The Government has called on council workers to give their views to a review on the quality of the financial reporting of local authorities in England.

Council pension fund calls on housebuilders to improve transparency

04/09/2019

One of the biggest local government pension funds has called on housebuilding companies to improve the way they report environmental, social and governance issues.

Northern leaders to review controversial HS2 scheme

27/08/2019

The Northern Powerhouse Partnership will hold a review into HS2 to ensure the North is ‘properly heard’ in the Government-commissioned review of the scheme.

Council chiefs defend record of transparency in maintained schools

17/07/2019

Local authority leaders have hit back at a Government suggestion that academies are more transparent and accountable than council schools.

Companies House reforms to make detection of criminal behaviour ‘easier’

30/05/2019

The Government has launched a consultation on proposals it says will bring about the ‘biggest changes’ to Companies House in nearly two centuries.

One in five local bodies failing to safeguard value, MPs warn

15/03/2019

One in five councils do not have proper arrangements in place to secure value for money for taxpayers, a new report has warned today.

5,000 councils ‘go digital’ thanks to multi-million pound cash injection

24/04/2018

Thousands of communities will be able to access more information about local politics thanks to a £5m cash injection designed to ‘digitally enable’ councils.

Watchdog calls for more transparency over non-domestic rates distribution

08/12/2017

The Scottish Government must be more transparent in the way it reports on its non-domestic (business) rates, the official financial watchdog has warned.

Lib Dems call for mandatory reporting on ethnicity pay gap

10/05/2017

The Liberal Democrats have announced plans to introduce mandatory reporting on the ethnicity pay gap for organisations with 250 employees or more if elected.

Tackling modern slavery with supply chain transparency

22/03/2017

A new public database is committed to ending modern slavery by making supply chains more transparent. William Eichler finds out more.

Taxpayers denied full access to information on public spending

27/09/2016

The taxpayer is being prevented from fully scrutinising the way public funds are spent, anti-corruption group warns.

Councils warn about new transparency burdens

12/07/2016

Government plans to make councils publish more data will put further financial pressures on councils for ‘no apparent purpose’, London Councils has warned.

Councils need to be more transparent when procuring waste services, report urges

04/05/2016

Local government needs to be more transparent when it comes to assessing waste service performance, a new report says.

Watchdog calls for improved scrutiny of public spending

04/05/2016

The increased used of outsourcing and devolution to local areas is undermining Parliament's ability to hold the Government to account, the public spending watchdog is warning today.

LEPs not transparent enough warns auditors

23/03/2016

The National Audit Office (NAO) has issued a warning over the transparency of local enterprise partnerships (LEPs).

Report calls for greater accountability in the capital's BIDs

25/02/2016

Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) should not be used to fill in the gaps left by local councils in London, according to a new report published today.

Camden adopts open data charter

13/11/2015

Camden Council has made a push towards becoming more transparent by committing to a new Open Data Charter.

Safeguarding shake-up image

Safeguarding shake-up

With local safeguarding children boards being abolished, Neil Merrick finds out what new arrangements councils are setting up in their local areas.
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Local Government News

Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

This issue of Local Government News explores how councils can tackle modern slavery and trafficking in their supply chains, finds out more about Cambridge's first cohousing scheme and the launch of a new project to build a shared service pattern library for local government.

This issue also contains a special focus on children's services and how councils are protecting children following local safeguarding children boards being abolished.

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