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Grenfell Fire: questions for local government

June 22, 2017

It is too early to draw firm conclusions about the horrific Grenfell fire, but local government are starting to consider the wider implications. We look here at the immediate response, at resilience and accountabilities, and whether the fire will result in changes to key areas such as housing policy.

Service Transformation Challenge Panel

May 13, 2015

This briefing summarises and comments on two publications: a report on service transformation published by the Service Transformation Challenge Panel in November 2014, and the Government's response to it published in March 2015.

Data Transparency: the new framework

January 2, 2014

The government has published the outcome of its review of the local authority Code of Recommended Practice on Data Transparency. It is proposed that the original – published in 2011 and reviewed in late 2012 – will be substantially revised. The final stage of consultation allows for feedback on clarity…

Public Accounts Committee report – Implementing the transparency agenda

October 1, 2012

The Public Accounts Committee has published a report on the Government’s transparency agenda concluding that while it has met the majority of its commitments, large quantities of raw data are being released without ensuring that it is fit for purpose; with the Government yet to develop a full understanding of…

c’llr magazine – December 2011

December 8, 2011 by Jane Sankarayya

Like an overstuffed Christmas stocking the December issue of c’llr is here, brimming with thought provoking articles and captivating columnists to brighten up the winter months. The theme we’ve chosen for this edition is new approaches.There has been much talk recently of councils meeting the twin challenges of reduced funding and ever…

The future accountability of councils?

January 6, 2011 by Andy Johnston

The recent spat between the LGA and CLG on bin collections could be an indication of things to come. Eric Pickles’ dislike of fortnightly bin collections is well known and therefore it is not surprising that the first time waste collections were disrupted would be taken as an opportunity to…