The government has published its response to the CLG select committee's report on audit and inspection. This response to the select committee provides an indication of the government's position before they formally respond to the consultation on audit.
The Local Authority Business Recycling and Waste Collection Commitment is a joint development by the LGA, Defra and business representatives. This briefing summarises it and comments on its relevance to local government.
An LGiU report has found that councils are concerned about the future of risk management, after 50 per cent of councils described themselves as ‘risk averse’ in a national survey.
This briefing summarises and comments on the coalition government’s neighbourhood planning initiative, which will be enacted as part of the Localism Bill and is now out for consultation.
The prospectus for councils that want to bid for the new community budget pilots (neighbourhood-level and whole-place) has been published. The timescale for submissions is very tight. This briefing summarises and comments on the document.
The CLG proposal for new money to encourage weekly bin collections has been controversial. This briefing looks at the arguments for and against and describes what we know about the scheme.
This policy briefing considers two pieces of research about important issues for safeguarding adults.
The government’s response to MPs' recommendations on Localism is interesting as it provides an overview of its plans for the future of local government