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Jonny Ball is a Special Projects Writer for Spotlight and the New Statesman
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.
Despite hints at returning to the days of illegal budgets and a confrontation with Westminster, pain is far from over in a city haunted by cuts.
Andrew Stephenson told delegates at the New Statesman Northern Powerhouse conference that the government was fully committed to both of the controversial high-speed rail projects.