Vaccination for care home staff in England

15 September 2021

The arbitration service Acas has published advice to help employees and employers at care homes in England understand the new government rules around vaccination.

Liverpool responds to Best Value report

13 May 2021

Liverpool City Council has formally set out its response to the recently published Best Value inspection in which Government inspector Max Caller investigated the council’s Highways, Regeneration and Property Management functions.

Local government and the EU

27 April 2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has issued guidance to help local authorities to adapt to new rules after Brexit.

Call for online council meetings in England to be made legal

16 April 2021

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, has called on the Government to make online council meetings legal, after the lockdown. At present, the right to hold council meetings online is granted temporarily, under the Coronavirus Act 2020.

Serious breakdown of governance at the Liverpool City Council

24 March 2021

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has told the House of Commons that that Liverpool City Council has failed in numerous respects to comply with its Best Value Duty and has failed to meet its statutory and managerial responsibilities.

Views sought on locally-led reorganisation of local government

3 March 2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a public consultation after councils in Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Somerset submitted proposals for reorganisation in their area by creating a single tier of local government.