Katie Schmuecker, research manager for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, looks at the sting in the tail of council tax benefit.
Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council It has been refreshing and invigorating to see serious debate in the Labour movement about the long term future of local government in the wake of yet another disastrous settlement from Eric Pickles. Labour local authorities have been beacons of hope for residents over the past two years, [...]
Tory cuts are forcing London local authorities into making preparations to relocate homeless families outside of the capital – as far away as Wales.
Tulip Siddiq and Peter Allen assess the reasons why councillors don’t stay in the job.
Christmas is just three days away, but thousands of people, particularly young people, will be out on the street on Christmas Day, writes Rory Weal.
Central and local government are going to have to have to work together and invest in housing if we are to avoid a homelessness epidemic, writes Anna Turley.
Shamik Das reports on Tory-run Bexley council’s plans to charge kids to use a playground – following on from Tory Wandsworth’s plans to do the same last month.
Conservative-controlled Wandsworth council is planning to charge children £2.50 each to use Battersea Park adventure playground at weekends, reports Shamik Das.