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Jonny Ball is a Special Projects Writer for Spotlight and the New Statesman
Residents of district and county councils, including Tory councillors, fear Downing Street redrawing the local authority map to suit its agenda.
Not all workers and regions have been equally affected by the virtual office era.
A third of senior council officers say they expect to issue a bankruptcy notice due to Covid-19 crisis, as Communities Secretary announces more funds.
A long line of local authorities warn that without a bailout, banktuptcy is imminent.
The shadow foreign secretary indicated a major departure from the foreign policy agenda of the Corbyn years in her address at Spotlight’s Global Policy Forum.
Regional leaders say that without increased support from central government, local authorities will be unable to pay for basic services.
The app-enthusiast Health Secretary wants to ease pressure on the NHS with smartphone technology. What are its limitations?
Spotlight’s exclusive survey reveals Labour councillors less satisfied than Conservative counterparts on the government’s handling of the crisis.
Local authorities are on the front line of the pandemic response, but some, like Liverpool, are on the edge of bankruptcy.
After ten years of cuts, the pandemic may usher in a new settlement for local government.