local government

"Everyone in" policy to support homeless people as coronavirus hit is undermined by "insufficient" government funding, say councils.
GLL, which runs 270 facilities across more than 40 local authority areas, has been forced to ask council partners for extra support to help with rent and wages.
Local government secretary Robert Jenrick leads the coronavirus press briefing alongside England’s deputy chief medical officer Jenny Harries. It comes after Boris Johnson clashed with Labour leader Keir Starmer over the extent of care home deaths at PMQs earlier today.
Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick will lead the daily Downing Street coronavirus briefing alongside England’s deputy chief medical officer Dr Jenny Harries, as calls for an exit plan from lockdown continue to be caller for.
Local authorities have warned that the strain of dealing with coronavirus could lead to 'extreme cost-cutting and rationing measures'.
After heavy criticism on yesterday's news that some hospitals in England won't have enough gowns and other protective clothing to last the weekend, the government delivers its daily briefing on measures being undertaken to fight the pandemic.
Putting inspections into the hands of communities will be far more effective than an inspector swooping in every few years, New Local Government Network director Adam Lent writes.
Chancellor Sajid Javid announces £1.5bn for social care in the spending review – but £500m will come from council tax hikes.
Private companies have exploited legal loopholes and shunted costs onto the rest of the community, Andrew Gwynne MP writes.