Due to the coronavirus, the Government’s basic grant allowance provided to local councils and other groups preparing a Neighbourhood Plan has increased from £9,000 to £10,000. For further information please click here.
Julie James AC/AM, Minister for Housing and Local Government has responded to the letter sent by SLCC Chief Executive Rob Smith, which highlights the significant financial impact that the current pandemic is having on local councils and requests that money provided by central government is used to support town, parish and community councils as well
SLCC Chief Executive Rob Smith has today written to The Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities & Local Government and his Welsh counterpart Julie James AM Minister for Housing and Local Government in a bid to highlight the significant financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic on local authorities in England
The latest digital edition of The Clerk magazine is now available. Expect to find all the usual features and advice in this edition, including timely advice on holding virtual meetings as well as this issue’s special feature on Heritage and Conservation which includes an article on the ambitious redevelopment of the derelict Bat and Ball
The Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) and Municipal Journal (MJ) have published their annual State of Local Government Finance Survey 2020. Almost half of England’s 343 councils responded and the survey provides an insight into the challenges facing principal authorities across the UK. Topics covered include income sources, service level spending and innovation. It will
New research produced by the County Council Network (CCN) has revealed ‘huge’ regional disparities in local investment in England’s roads. Parish and town councils are often the first port of call for angry residents who have suffered as a result of poorly maintained roads and unfilled potholes in their local area and the analysis seems
A total of £14 million will be loaned to Shropshire Council’s new housing company by the local authority. Robert Macey, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for housing and strategic planning, said: “It’s an extremely exciting time for the company and we now look forward to taking these two sites forward. “Shropshire currently has a housing waiting