Laura Sharman

Kinship carers blast lack of support from children's services

24/09/2019

Local authorities should have a legal responsibility to support people looking after the children of family and friends, campaigners have argued.

Thomas Cook collapse could cost councils £12m a year

24/09/2019

The collapse of Thomas Cook could see councils lose around £12m a year in business rates, new estimates have suggested.

Council cleared of exporting plastic waste to Malaysia

23/09/2019

Milton Keynes Council has been cleared of exporting plastic waste to Malaysia.

Housing crisis affecting 8.4m people in England

23/09/2019

The number of people in England who need social housing is nearly double the number of people on the government’s official waiting list, a new report has warned today.

Labour pledges to scrap ‘unfit for purpose’ Ofsted

23/09/2019

Labour has vowed to scrap Ofsted and replace it with regular ‘health checks’ led by local government.

Ban junk food shops near schools, report argues

13/09/2019

Unhealthy fast food outlets within a five-minute walk from schools should be banned, a new report has argued today.

Whitehall commits to new wave of devolution deals across the Midlands

13/09/2019

The publication of a new Midlands Engine Strategy has been brought forward, signalling a commitment from Government for new devolution deals across the Midlands.

Funding boost for councils to crack down on illegal green belt development

13/09/2019

Councils will receive nearly £2m to help tackle illegal development on the green belt.

Welsh council leader makes May’s outgoing honours list

10/09/2019

The leader of Newport City Council, Debbie Wilcox, is to become a peer under Theresa May’s Resignation Honours List.

Think tank calls for radical reform of children’s services

10/09/2019

A radical new approach to children’s services is needed to avert the growing crisis, a think tank has warned today.

APSE to launch Local Government Commission

10/09/2019

A new commission to develop a practical vision for local government in 2030 will be launched by APSE later this month.

Local government faces £25bn funding shortfall by 2025

09/09/2019

Local councils will face a £25bn funding gap by 2025 as funding reforms will shrink grants to almost zero, a new report has argued.

MPs call for a ban on pavement parking

09/09/2019

The Government should introduce an outright ban on pavement parking across England, MPs have said today in a new report.

Whitehall to review support for children with special educational needs

06/09/2019

The Government has announced a major review into the support offered to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

100 places chosen to develop new town deals

06/09/2019

Towns across England have been invited to develop proposals for new multi-million pound Town Deals.

Derbyshire considers new joint ventures with Suffolk

05/09/2019

Derbyshire County Council is considering plans to set up two joint ventures with Suffolk County Council.

Fair Funding Review delayed until next year

05/09/2019

The Fair Funding Review and 75% business rate retention will be delayed until 2020-21.

County announces two major property investments

05/09/2019

Cambridgeshire County Council has announced the details of two major property investments in deals worth over £60m.

Spending Round 19: Schools receive £7.1bn funding boost

04/09/2019

School spending will increase by £7.1bn by 2022-23, the chancellor confirmed today.

Council to pilot electric bin lorries powered by waste

04/09/2019

Electric bin lorries that are powered by the waste they have collected will be trialled by Sheffield City Council.

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.
Highways jobs

Chief Executive

South Kesteven District Council
Up to £127k
South Kesteven is a district with plenty going for it. Grantham, Lincolnshire
Recuriter: South Kesteven District Council

ASC Occupational Therapist - Early Intervention Team

Essex County Council
£30300 - £41425 per annum
We are looking to recruit 2 Occupational Therapists to work within Clacton or Colchester. Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dy England, Essex, Clacton-On-Sea
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Youth Support Worker DofE

Essex County Council
£995 - £1049 per annum
Our Youth Support Workers work with young people completing their Duke of Edinburgh's Award, supporting them to complete all sections, including their expeditions. England, Essex, Colchester
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Duke of Edinburgh Team Leader

Essex County Council
£19260 - £21682 per annum
We are currently seeking a Youth Work Team Leader to supervise the development of the Duke of Edinburgh program and delivery of youth work projects, as well as work directly with young people in informal settings and maintain professional and purposeful r England, Essex, Colchester
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Head of Programme Management Office

Manchester City Council
£60,857 to £65,865
As the Head of PMO, you will define and maintain standards for project management within the Highways Service. Manchester, Greater Manchester
Recuriter: Manchester City Council

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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