Giving a boost to Family Hubs would show a genuine commitment to bolstering the social fabric which binds local communities together.
Posts Tagged: Council finances
This Government could revolutionise the public sector and allow a very different vision of devolution.
The average value of collections for each council is around £7 million.
Greater transparency is crucial to restoring trust in politics, both locally and nationally.
Labour MPs voted against the local government finance settlement. They would also scrap Ofsted, increase taxes, and delay Brexit.
It is rural England that forms the bedrock of Conservatism. But we must not take its support for granted.
Residents want low taxes and regular bin collections, not big PR budgets and regular spin.
We made savings which allowed us to create news teams. These work with all schools to spread tested practices to support good mental wellbeing.
An independent report has found that endless promises in City Hall are not backed up by action. 227 pledges on policing have proved completely meaningless.
An English Devolution Bill is needed to reignite the process of devolving widespread powers and funding to local areas across the whole country.
When we work with central government, we improve lives and achieve the best results for our communities.
Listen to Johnson for any length of time and it becomes clear that his time as Mayor of London has had a profound impact on his politics.
Jeremy Hutton: There are 6,047 empty council-owned commercial properties in the UK – what a shocking waste
Providing security, insurance, maintenance and renovation of these vacant properties costs £74 million a year. Many could be converted into housing.
Spending cuts have caused a spirit of innovaton and cultural change in our town halls.
Buck-passing between different authorities results in poor outcomes for residents and kickback from voters.