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New police minister named

The Prime Minister has begun replacing the entire ministerial team at the Home Office with the appointment of a barrister as Minister of State for Police and Fire. Brandon Lewis, elected to Parliament as MP for Great Yarmouth in 2010, was the...

Manchester close to 'formal integration' of joint commissioning

Commissioning powers in Manchester are to be shared between the city council and the city’s three CCGs as part of a drive to better join-up health and social care. Papers published ahead of the Central Manchester CCG board meeting sho...

Northern combined authority leaders seek Brexit meeting with May

Leaders of the north of England’s combined authorities have written jointly to Theresa May, inviting her to meet with them to ensure that they are involved in negotiating the UK’s exit from the European Union. In the letter, the...

Five priorities for the new communities and local government secretary

As Sajid Javid moves to Marsham Street, he’ll need to get up to speed with the local government agenda. Here are five priorities to concentrate on Welcome Sajid Javid. He joins Team Local Government at a pivotal moment for devolution. He&r...

VIDEO: ‘Whatever your view on the devolution deal, get involved’

Chesterfield Borough Council’s leaders are encouraging as many people as possible to get involved in the consultation on the Sheffield City Region devolution deal. Council leader, John Burrows, and chief executive, Huw Bowen came to t...